Food & Nutrition

How to Eat Healthy

What does it mean to eat healthy? The answer is a little different for everybody, but it’s a delicious journey to find out what works best for you. Here’s where you can start to navigate nutrition and the science-backed facts about food. 

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Healthy Eating Can Be Delicious!

Healthy eating for prediabetes and diabetes not only helps to manage your blood glucose (blood sugar), but it also helps you have a better relationship with food. Intentional food choices like eating more non-starchy veggies, opting for lean meats or plant-based proteins, choosing quality carbohydrates, and low-fat versions of cheeses and dressings, will all help you meet your health goals—and they’ll taste great too! It is not about one food, or one meal, it’s about healthy eating over time. Food nourishes you so you stay healthy, but our food choices are also impacted by our memories, culture, and community 


How to Read Food Labels

Figuring out the Nutrition Facts label on food can be tricky—that's why we have a breakdown of what it all means and how you can use the food label to make healthier choices. 

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Food Assistance Resources

Did you know? Many Americans face food insecurity, which means they don't have reliable or consistent access to healthy foods. If that's you, we have resources that can help.

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Free Live Cooking Classes

The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the chefs at Homemade to provide a free live cooking class every month so you can learn to make tasty, healthy meals at home. And our nutrition experts will be standing by to answer your questions!  

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Tasty Recipes at Your Fingertips

Diabetes Food Hub® is your go-to destination for free diabetes-friendly recipes. Search for recipes for every meal (even snacks and desserts!) and for almost every cuisine type and dietary restriction. Plus, use the meal planner and grocery store list maker to simplify your routine. 

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