November is American Diabetes Month®! Choosing a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the most important things you can do to manage or prevent diabetes. So this year, the American Diabetes Association is proud to introduce America Gets CookingSM to Stop Diabetes®.
We plan to teach and inspire you to live a healthy, active lifestyle with our recipes, practical cooking and fitness tips, facts about diabetes and nutrition, and more. You’ll find it all on the website of Diabetes Forecast, the Association’s Healthy Living Magazine: http://diabetesforecast.org/adm
Each day of the week, we’ll reveal a new piece of information to help you get cooking!
Get Moving Mondays – We know how hard it can be to find the motivation to exercise, so we’ll have tips to help you keep up an active lifestyle all week long.
Tasty Tip Tuesdays – You don’t need to sacrifice taste to make a recipe diabetes-friendly, we promise! We will feature healthier cooking methods, easy ingredient swaps and more—all while keeping the taste.
What’s Cooking Wednesdays – America, we need your help to build the perfect holiday meal! Each week, we want you to vote on your favorite appetizers, side dishes and so on. At the end of the month, we’ll put together all the winning dishes to unveil YOUR fabulous holiday meal!
Get Together Thursdays – Food is more fun when you enjoy it with family and friends. Whether it’s karaoke night or a holiday cookie swap, you can make healthy cooking part of your daily life. We’ll show you how with our handy planning guide!
Fact Check Fridays – In honor of American Diabetes Month, the Friday features you know and love from Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest will challenge your knowledge about nutrition and diabetes each week. Get ready to set the record straight about diabetes!
Weekend Challenge to Stop Diabetes – Use your 48 hours to get active and raise funds for our mission. Whether you want to participate or donate, we have many ways for you to help our cause this American Diabetes Month. Take the Weekend Challenge to Stop Diabetes!
So head over to http://diabetesforecast.org/adm to see what this year’s American Diabetes Month is all about! And use #AmericaGetsCooking in your social media posts as you share what you’ve got cooking this November.
Meet the Faces Joining Us this Month
Robyn Webb, MS – As the food editor for Diabetes Forecast and also an award-winning cookbook author and culinary instructor, Robyn has been a passionate advocate of cooking and eating wisely. Because of health problems within her own family, most notably diabetes, Robyn learned early on the importance of a balanced, healthful approach to eating.
DJ Spinderella – Spinderella is a member of the iconic hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa and has personally seen the severe consequences diabetes has had on not only the person with the disease, but an entire family. Her mother passed away from complications of diabetes, and now she watches her brother and young nephew live with diabetes every day. Spinderella is committed to raising awareness of diabetes and the importance of eating healthy and being active.
America Gets CookingSM to Stop Diabetes® is presented by Sun Life Financial.