Helping People with Diabetes Make Healthful, Diverse Meal Choices: New Book from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

April 3, 2018

CHICAGO – Whether you want to choose better options from familiar cuisines or branch out and try new dishes, a new book from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides healthful, diverse meal choices for people with diabetes.

Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World, written by registered dietitian nutritionists Constance Brown-Riggs and Jessica Jones, covers 11 popular cuisines: Chinese, Cuban, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Peruvian and Thai.

"This guide helps people with diabetes learn to quickly identify the best choices for their meal plan, whether preparing foods at home, eating in restaurants or traveling abroad," according to the book's authors.

An introductory chapter features basic nutrition information, including carbohydrate counting, using the plate method and sizing portions. The book also contains:

  • Information on native foods and flavors
  • Strategies for healthy eating
  • Recommended healthy pleasures
  • Dishes for special occasions (or smaller portions)
  • Carbohydrate and calorie amounts for popular dishes

Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World is available for $12.99 from the Academy’s website.


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