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.


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