Balancing After-School Snacks and Blood Sugar Levels in Children
Friday, May 16, 2014
When children come home from school, some parents and caregivers may offer kids a snack to dispel their hunger without completely spoiling their appetite for dinner. For diabetic children, parents also have to take the carbohydrate amount of a snack into consideration to prevent a child’s blood sugar from increasing.
In this video, Erika Davies, MS, RD, LD, an endocrinology dietitian at Children’s National, discusses healthy after-school snacks and appropriate portion sizes for diabetic children.