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Healthy Eating = Healthy Living
You can make a huge difference to your health by making a few simple changes to your everyday eating.
The following pages will help you make healthy food choices by showing you what to look for when choosing foods and shopping at the supermarket.
There are five areas covered, as listed below. Simply click on the topic you would like to know more about and follow your way through.
- Label Reading
This section looks at the labels on food, what they mean, how to read them and what to look for.
- Nutritional Claims
Learn what all the claims on the food packaging actually mean.
- Ideal Plate
This shows you what a healthy dinner plate looks like.
- Healthy Shopping Pyramid
Find out what you should be buying the most of, buying some of and buying the least of.
- What to shop for
Have a look at all the different food categories and find out what you should look for and what are the better buys.
To obtain a handy brochure of this information, please contact:
Diabetes New Zealand
Telephone toll-free: 0800 DIABETES (0800 342 238)
Making healthy eating choices will help manage your diabetes. Find helpful tips on food choices as serving sizes, catering for people with diabetes, and eating at special times like Christmas. Remember to see your dietitian who can help you tailor an eating plan for your own individual circumstances.
A supermarket tour is for anyone interested in understanding more about reading food labels, understanding nutrition information panels and making the best food choices for their needs.
Different carbohydrate foods have different effects on blood glucose levels. The Glycaemic Index (GI) ranks food on a scale from 0-100 according to the effect they have on blood glucose levels.
How to adapt your recipes
Did you know that you can replace some ingredients with some light alternatives and still retain the delicious flavours of your favourite recipes?
Our dietitian answers your questions about food and nutrition.
Delicious recipes suitable for people with diabetes.