What’s For Dinner?

October 14, 2011

Looking for healthy recipes to lose weight, manage your diabetes or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes? Today the American Diabetes Association announces the launch of a new online nutrition resource, MyFoodAdvisor®: Recipes for Healthy Living. This new online resource will feature a new set of recipes, a meal plan, and other healthy tips each month, accessible only to those who register (www.diabetes.org/RFHL). Those who register will receive a monthly e-newsletter to notify them when new content is available, and to link them back to the Recipes for Healthy Living microsite. The best part - it's free.

"Healthy eating recommendations can sometimes be overwhelming. 'What Can I Eat?' is one of the most common questions asked by those who have diabetes. Patients need a good place to turn to when deciding what to prepare for themselves or their families," said Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association. "MyFoodAdvisor: Recipes for Healthy Living helps assist in food and nutrition-related decisions, as they are a key component of diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention."

Meal planning helps improve blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. Research shows that losing weight can prevent diabetes complications, such as blindness, kidney disease, heart attack and stroke. Additionally, by losing 7 percent of your body weight (15 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds) through diet and 150 minutes of physical activity per week, you can reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Explore Recipes, Meal Plans, and More

MyFoodAdvisor: Recipes for Healthy Living provides consumers with information they need to make healthy eating decisions through a platform containing recipes, one-day meal plans, cooking tips and food videos. Interactive videos provide consumers with cooking demonstrations of diabetes-friendly recipes, showing members how to use and prepare fresh, healthy foods. "The videos and recipe tips make meal planning easier. They provide practical advice for creating meals and snacks for any time of the day," said Mayer-Davis.

For more information, or to register for MyFoodAdvisor: Recipes for Healthy Living, visit www.diabetes.org/RFHL

McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, the marketers of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, is a proud supporter of My Food Advisor: Recipes for Healthy Living.


About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)