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Beyond Diabetes Awareness: Improving What We Eat for Overall Health

Nine out of 10 Americans aren’t eating their fruits and veggies, so we need to do better. Period. And by making changes in what we eat, we improve our health overall. Sure, we’re talking about Diabetes Awareness this month, but improvements in how we eat also help with other chronic health conditions.

I often ask (when I’m giving a presentation) – “What is the one thing you can change to improve how you feel?” Start with one change. Stay consistent. Then work on other changes you need to make.

The following are just a few suggestions when it comes to food and changes to make. Sure, there are others. But these are where I often start with people on where to change/improve.

About the author:

Amy Kimberlain is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator and Care Specialist (CDCES) with Community Health [1] at Baptist Health South Florida. Ms. Kimberlain has 20 years of experience in nutrition and dietetics. Active in the community, she has contributed her expertise to various public health initiatives, including childhood obesity, diabetes and family health. Ms. Kimberlain is an academy media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. She earned bachelor’s degrees in nutrition and Spanish from Florida State University. She is also an avid runner and registered yoga teacher.