November is Diabetes Prevention/Awareness Month

Prevention starts with nutrition!

Keeping track of what you eat and your level of physical activity can help you make positive change that will be good for your entire family.  It will also encourage you to increase certain foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) while cutting back on others (salt, sugar, fat).    

My Daily Food Plate was developed by experts on nutrition.  The basic worksheet uses a 2,000-calories-per-day example.  The online form can be customized for your needs.  To find out how many servings of each food group you need based on your calorie level, visit and click on "Get a personalized plan."

Tips for feeding older babies and toddlers:

  • Providing a variety of healthy foods in bite-size pieces
  • Setting regular meal and snack times
  • Limiting empty calorie foods

These are all basic tips for parents to ensure that children receive proper nutrition.