By Beth Grant, manager, marketing & communications, American Diabetes Association-Indiana
Join the American Diabetes Association® to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month® this November. Whether you’re one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes (750,000 Hoosiers), one of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes (1.9 million Hoosiers) or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America!sm campaign will show you how easy and joyful healthy eating can be for everyone in Indiana.
Each week during November, the Association will share nutritious recipes selected by noted chefs and cookbook authors for every meal of the day, including snacks and special occasion treats. Not only that, but the Association will teach Americans how to choose, prepare, serve and eat healthy food that is both delicious and nutritious. From tip sheets to shopping lists, we’ll help make healthy eating a fun and easy part of daily life.
Looking to prepare a healthy Thanksgiving Day meal? The Association will include seasonal recipes and tips to ensure you don’t miss out on the autumn and holiday flavors you love.
Additionally, the Association will spotlight what healthy, simple and enjoyable meals look like on National Healthy Lunch Day (November 17). On this day, the Association will show Americans how to “Lunch Right with Every Bite” and make better food choices to counter expanding waistlines – whether you’re packing a lunch at home or purchasing lunch on the go. We encourage you to share photos of your healthy midday plates on social media using the hashtag #MyHealthyLunch to contribute to the conversation – and inspire your friends and families to make healthy lunch choices that best fit their own lifestyles.
“Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and enjoying delicious, healthy food helps with diabetes management,” says Jennifer Pferrer, regional director of the American Diabetes Association. “As the Association marks its 75th anniversary, we want to give the people of Indiana the tools they need to achieve health and wellness every single day.”
Visit us at diabetesforecast.org/adm or call 1-800-DIABETES for meal planning, shopping tips, grocery lists, chef’s preparation secrets, delicious recipes and more. To reach the Indiana office, email Indiana@diabetes.org or call (317) 352-9226.