Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Help Hispanics/Latinos Eat Healthier

NDEP Resources
Food is a key part of everyone's culture. Among the different cultures within the Hispanic and Latino community, cooking styles have certain things in common that can make healthy eating habits a challenge. Given that more than 50 percent of Hispanic men and women are expected to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetimes, it is crucial that Hispanics and Latinos are aware of what they can do to reduce their risk. Changes they make now may help them prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications in the future!
This March, for National Nutrition Month, challenge your Hispanic and Latino patients to eat healthier! Use National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) resources to show Hispanic and Latino families how they can cook tasty and nutritious meals that they will enjoy with their loved ones. Here are two NDEP resources you may find useful:
Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes and Their Families
This recipe booklet can help Hispanic and Latino families learn what they need to know about nutrition and diabetes and make healthy food choices while maintaining the cultural uniqueness of their favorite traditional dishes.
Fotonovela: Do it for them! But for you too.
Fotonovela: Do it for them! But for you too.
Use this fotonovela to show Hispanic and Latino families the importance of making healthy changes to reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes. This fotonovela leverages storytelling and presents characters that Hispanics and Latinos can relate to.
Visit the NDEP's Healthy Eating and Cooking site for more resources on healthy eating.
Sign up here to get notices about diabetes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NDEP. Select "diabetes education materials" under subscription options.

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