Diabetes Mellitus and Nutrition, Pediatric
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Reading food labels
Berries. Apples. Peaches. Plums. Apricots. Papayas. Mangoes. Grapes. Pomegranates. Cherries. Kiwi.
Leafy greens, including lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, collard greens, mustard greens, and cabbage. Cauliflower. Green beans. Peppers. Cucumbers. Tomatoes. Brussels sprouts.
Whole grains such as whole-wheat or whole-grain bread, crackers, tortillas, cereal, and pasta. Unsweetened oatmeal. Barley. Quinoa. Brown rice.
Meats and other proteins
Lean meats. Poultry without skin. Seafood. Shellfish. Tofu. Nuts.
Low-fat or fat-free dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.
The items listed above may not be a complete list of foods and beverages your child can eat and drink. Contact a dietitian for more information.
Fruits canned with syrup.
Canned vegetables. Frozen vegetables with butter or cream sauce.
Refined white flour and flour products such as bread, pasta, cereals, and snack foods. Avoid processed foods.
Fatty cuts of meat. Poultry with skin. Breaded or fried meats. Processed meat. Avoid saturated fats.
Full-fat yogurt, cheese, or milk.
Sweetened drinks, such as soda.
The items listed above may not be a complete list of foods and beverages your child should avoid. Contact a dietitian for more information.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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