A new program called Diabetes Food Hub has been launched by The American Diabetes Association (ADA). The new program is a digital cookbook that can be personalized.
Diabetes Food Hub
The website has hundreds of healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that are aimed to help people with diabetes and their families eat healthier. The recipes also include a group that is approved by nutrition experts with the ADA. The hope is that by providing simple, healthy recipes, it will help take away the stress of meal planning for people with diabetes.
Each recipe in the Diabetes Food Hub lists the following:
- Tips for healthy eating
- Nutrition guidance
- Inspiration for meal prepping
Users are able to do a customized search on the site to find different types of food they may be looking for. For example, they can filter out a search by selecting Southwest, comfort food, Mexican, and more. The search can also be filtered with vegetarian, low-carb, gluten-free, or budget-friendly recipes.
Each user can create their own free profile that can be personalized. The site can learn what each user likes and dislikes and will recommend recipes based on those preferences.
The director of nutrition at the ADA, Sacha Uelmen said, “It’s important to remember that when it comes to nutrition, there is no one-size-fits-all eating pattern for people with diabetes.”
The reasoning behind a website like Diabetes Food Hub is to make finding and using healthy recipes easier, especially for people with diabetes. The variety of recipes allow each user to find something that fits their lifestyle.