Diabetes and the School Lunch

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All August, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about heading back to school with diabetes. This story was originally posted on Aug. 2, 2011.

School lunches are notoriously high in carbohydrates and fats, but most school lunch programs now are trying to be healthier, according to Emily Werner, RD, LDN, a dietitian in the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult section at Joslin Diabetes Center.

Though not every meal is nutritious, schools usually offer healthier options as well.

With a little advance planning, lunches purchased at school or brought from home can be healthy and appropriate for your child’s diabetes meal plan. Continue reading →

2 Responses to Diabetes and the School Lunch

  1. elizabeth says:

    I’m really disappointed with the suggestions in this post. Pizza + fruit + skim milk?! Unless they are carb loading for an intense after school practice or game, no matter how you slice it, it isn’t “balanced” as it says. I’m also disappointed that making mention of a salad with the pizza is termed as a “restrictive” eating plan. And fat-free pudding? How is that any better than ice cream? It’s not.

  2. Andrea says:

    Diabetes is the worst disease ever! I am really getting sick of it 🙁

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