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FOODPICKER: Newsletter: Nutrition
Nutrition Q&A Newsletter:

This week's question for your nutrition blog:

From: Deb T. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 6/15/2010
Subject: jawbreaker candy and diabetes?

I have type 2 diabetes.  I'm kind of addicted to jawbreaker candy (especially fireballs).  How harmful is it to eat these candies and what alternatives should I try... Is fruit a good alternative?

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: Jim S. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 6/7/2010
Subject: breakfast foods and diabetes?

I have type 2 diabetes and am having trouble with breakfast.  It seems so many breakfast foods are high in carbs.  Could you give me some breakfast ideas that are diabetic friendly?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for diabetics!  If you do not already eat breakfast, START.  There is no written rule that breakfast food items need to be eaten for breakfast... (click for entire response)

Katie Kelly, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Here are some yummy breakfast ideas, I try to encourage people to eat a carbohydrate and a protein (if you can add in a veggie, that’s great!) with each breakfast.  Each breakfast listed is less than... (click for entire response)

Maggie Rourke, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Breakfast literally refers to “breaking the fast”.  Nourishing the body for the first time after a long fast does not require a specific type, genre or form of food!  Cultures celebrate breakfast with vastly different food items.  A healthy... (click for entire response)

Mandy Seay, Dietetic Intern
Answer: In addition to the carbohydrates, make sure you get some protein and a little bit of fat in with your meal as well, not only will this provide your body with the nutrients it needs but it will help keep you full until your next meal.  Other options to consider include... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: I'm sure you have heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and it is true.  It can set the mood for an entire day so it is important not to skip it.  Skipping it may lead to blood sugar fluctuations as well as binging later... (click for entire response)


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

FOODPICKER.org Contributors:  Cara Amcher and Jamie Pittman

Summer Produce!

What are your favorite healthy meals or recipes using summer fruits and vegetables?

Please e-mail Christine (nutrition@foodpicker.org) and suggest a healthy meal or recipe using summer produce.

We will highlight your suggestion in an upcoming newsletter.

Thanks for your efforts!

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


FOODPICKER® is a program designed to help people with diabetes make better food choices.  Our hope is that people consider the foods they consume and how they can burn them off with exercise for good health.  We embrace the guidelines put forth by the American Diabetes Association as well as the American Dietetic & American Heart Associations.  This website is completely free and brought to you by volunteers in the health care field.

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