Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9/10 CHEF LETICIA SCHWARTZ, DIABETES FRIENDLY TIPS/RECIPES, HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, LARRY LIPSON

CELEBRITY CHEF LETICIA SCHWARTZ - DIABETES FRIENDLY TIPS/RECIPES FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Did you know that Hispanics are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes?  U.S. Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites, and diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death within the Hispanic community.

To help raise awareness among the Hispanic community about type 2 diabetes, celebrity chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz is working with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas, a program urging Hispanics with type 2 diabetes to know their A1C—average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months—and to work with their doctor to develop a plan to set and attain their personal A1C goal.

September marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to highlight Hispanic culture, including family, food, music, art and traditions. This month-long celebration also provides an opportunity to raise awareness of important health topics affecting the Hispanic community.

Chef Leticia has a personal connection to type 2 diabetes, having lost her grandfather to complications of the disease. That’s why she is passionate about encouraging Hispanics with type 2 diabetes to take charge of their health.
One of the more difficult aspects of diabetes management can be adjusting your diet, especially when food is an important aspect of the culture, as it is in the Hispanic community. As part of the program, Chef Leticia is sharing simple ways people with type 2 diabetes can prepare healthy, traditional Hispanic dishes without sacrificing the flavor.

Visit www.DesafiandoLaDiabetes.com for more information on Chef Leticia and Desafiando La Diabetes: Logras Tus Metas.


LARRY LIPSON - WINE REPORT FROM FLORIDA

For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.
                                                 




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