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 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.
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.