All parents want their children to eat well – but for children with diabetes, eating well is not just a preference, it’s a requisite. With a little knowledge and planning, parents can whip up meals that are as good for their child as they are good to eat, including:
•Ultimate Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich
•Multigrain Pancakes and Vanilla Smoothies
•Grilled Ranch Chicken
•Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse
•From bag lunches and after-school snacks to birthday treats and holiday feasts, children with diabetes can finally enjoy mealtime!
Moira McCarthy is a well known parent in the diabetes community. She is the national chairman of government advocacy of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and volunteers as a “Bag of Hope” delivery mom to newly diagnosed families and as part of the “on Line Diabetes Team” that answers type 1 diabetes questions.
Leslie Young is a busy pediatrician who trained at UCLA Medical Center. He is the author of The Everything Parents Guide to Childhood Illnesses.