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 →