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The Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute Nutrition Kitchen offers patients and families support and education around nutrition for diabetes management and healthy living. Our nutrition kitchen offers educational opportunities for engaging patients and families to incorporate healthy habits and nutrition into their diabetes management.
Nutrition and meal planning are important elements in managing diabetes; everything a child eats and drinks can affect their blood sugar. While there are no strict limitations to what children with diabetes can eat, proper meal planning and dietary strategies can lead to better blood sugar control. The registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators with the Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute provide nutrition education to help patients and families develop a healthier relationship with food and meal planning to meet each child’s unique needs.
The Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute Nutrition Kitchen offers families a fun, hands-on experience where they learn to plan and cook diabetes-friendly meals and snacks. Families learn to incorporate a variety of balanced foods into meals, along with strategies to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
We offer a variety of cooking classes for families.
The Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute Nutrition Kitchen is available thanks to donations from the Lift a Life Novak Family Foundation and Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.