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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:

This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Larry T. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 04/18/2010
Subject: peas and carrots?

Is it ok to eat peas & carrots if you have diabetes?  I heard to avoid those two veggies.

Please respond to the above question on your blog by Sunday at midnight.  We will review all blogs and post several responses in our next newsletter!

Example: Christine's Blog

Do you know someone with diabetes?  They can send their questions to: diabetes@foodpicker.org


Last week's question:

From: Kim C. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 04/12/2010
Subject: frozen dinners or restaurant food?

Since I live alone, I rarely cook (if ever).  I have type 2 diabetes and I'm wondering which is better... eating frozen dinners or restaurant food?  Thank you for your help.

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Investigate food labels and compare frozen entrees prior to buying.  Remember, just because it's on sale doesn't mean it's good for you.  Do your research! Investigate and compare ... (click for entire response)

Julie Aitchison, Registration Eligible
Answer: When your meal arrives, split the portion to take home and enjoy later.  Using your skills and knowledge for portion control and measuring (3 ounces of meat is the size of a deck of cards, etc.), treat your restaurant meal as any other... (click for entire response)

Ruhamah Nuccio, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Itís all about making healthy choices whether you are eating a frozen dinner at home or eating at a restaurant.  A frozen dinner will provide you with a nutrition label which will show you how many grams of carbohydrates... (click for entire response)

Stephanie Nathanson, Nutrition Student
Answer: Restaurants and frozen dinners are defiantly a quick easy option when it comes to your meals.  However there are some things to look out for.  Frozen Dinners... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Nutrition Student
Answer: Ask your server how items are prepared before you order it. Don't be shy about "special ordering".  Choose menu items that are broiled, roasted, grilled... (click for entire response)

Maggie Rourke, Dietetic Intern
Answer: The nutrition facts of the food, whether it be frozen or from a restaurant determines if the food is appropriate for your condition.  Most frozen food items have the nutrition facts posted on the side or back panel.  Easy access to the information... (click for entire response)


We'd like to recognize the following FOODPICKER.org Contributors!

FOODPICKER.org Contributors:  Michelle Cerrone, MS, RD and Jessica Del Balzo

Book review by Katie Kelly, RD:

I recently read The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes by Bob Greene.

This is a great book for people who still have unanswered questions related to their diabetes or family or friends who have diabetes.  Itís a great resource because it describes what diabetes is in easy-to-understand language and also provides recipes, meal plans, and how to prevent further complications.

Itís an easy read and it doesnít have to be read from beginning to end; you can pick it up and read whatever you feel is more important. Check it out for you or a friend/family member if you want to learn more about diabetes at www.thebestlife.com.

Katie is a Registered Dietitian and can be reached via her blog:
Katie Kelly's Blog (krkelly27.wordpress.com)

Read a good book lately?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) with a brief review of a nutrition or diabetes related book you've recently read.

We will highlight your review and make the book available at our online bookstore.  All proceeds are donated to the American Diabetes Association.

Thanks for your efforts!

Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
Founder, FOODPICKER.org


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