Healthy Eating and Cooking
Healthy eating is an important part of diabetes management, but it can be hard to know where to start. Use these resources to help you eat healthier at home and away from home.
Eat RightLearning how to eat right is an important part of managing your diabetes. This web page provides tips on healthy eating, weight management, recipes, and special diets. Remember, eating healthy is not just for people with diabetes.
Tips for Enjoying Summer Gatherings if You Have Diabetesexternal iconMaking healthy food choices, even while on vacation, is a key step to staying healthy. NDEP has tips for eating healthy over the summer, especially when you’re with a group of people.
Healthy Eating During Winter Gatherings for People with Diabetesexternal iconWinter is a season of holiday celebrations, football playoffs, and other occasions when family and friends get together over meals and snacks. Learn to make healthy food choices and limit portion sizes without giving up all your favorite foods.
Choosing Healthy Foods
These culturally-tailored tip sheets help people with diabetes make healthy food choices at holidays, celebrations and buffets.
For Asian American groups:
• Chinese Americans pdf icon[PDF-170KB]
• Filipino Americans pdf icon[PDF-160KB]
• Korean Americans pdf icon[PDF-170KB]
• South Asian Americans pdf icon[PDF-183KB]
• Southeast Asian Americans pdf icon[PDF-173KB]
American Indian/Alaska Native Fat and Calorie Counter pdf icon[PDF-332KB] | OrderUse this culturally specific fat and calorie counter to help you keep track of the number of fat grams and calories that you eat, and learn how to choose healthier options.
Grade-A Grocery Lists
Follow these tips while grocery shopping to help you and your entire family make healthy food choices:
Tasty Recipes/Mas Que Comida Recipe CardsThese recipe card sets include recipes specifically designed for Hispanics and Latinos, along with guidelines to make recipes diabetes-friendly.