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November is American Diabetes Month

Every 19 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes, and it is estimated that by 2050, as many as 1 in 3 American adults will develop type 2 diabetes if current trends continue. Throughout the month, the Association will empower Americans to make healthy eating a fun and simple part of daily life by equipping them with tips from cookbook authors and chefs for planning and preparing delicious and nutritious meals, whether at home or on the go.

A healthy lunch is a great way to bring wellness into the center of your day, especially for Americans looking to manage weight, combat low energy and better prevent, delay or manage diabetes. The Association will provide tips geared toward helping Americans prepare or buy healthier lunch options. Eating well is an important step toward committing to healthy habits, and lunch is an enjoyable way to involve friends, family and coworkers in the journey.

“Our goal is for every American to learn how to prepare and choose healthy foods and never feel like they are sacrificing flavor or the enjoyment they get out of a good meal,” said Kevin L. Hagan, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “We are committed to empowering Americans to achieve health and wellness every single day. So let’s start making lasting healthy habits with a healthy lunch or a revamped holiday meal.”

Visit diabetes.org to learn how you can put delicious and nutritious food on the table – and be sure to inspire friends and family to participate in National Healthy Lunch Day on Tuesday, November 15th!

SOURCE American Diabetes Association