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Who developed the Healthy Diabetes Plate?

Diabetes educators have found that meal planning can be confusing for many people who are diagnosed with diabetes. In 1987, Swedish dietitians designed a visual way to teach diabetes meal planning and called it the Swedish Plate Method. In the 1990s, a group of Idaho dietitians modified this method to meet the nutritional guidelines of the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, renaming it the Idaho Plate Method. The Healthy Diabetes Plate curriculum includes concepts and information from the American Diabetes Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Idaho Plate Method, and research studies.



  • "This is so easy to understand"
    - A Healthy Diabetes Plate class participant