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Convenience Food Facts: Help for the Healthy Meal Planner
Convenience Food Facts Help for the Healthy Meal Planner Author:Marion J. Franz, Arlene Monk "A valuable tool to help everyone use convenience foods more wisely. 'Convenience Food Facts' will be especially helpful to people with health problems such as diabetes, which require special attention to meal planning. Convenience AND good nutrition are a hard package to beat!" ~Donnell D. Etzwiler, M.D. - Director, International Diabetes Cente... more »r - Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Here's the handy guide we all need to help us make our "hurry up and eat" lifestyles more nutritionally sound. Nutrient data on a wide selection of more than 1500 name-brand processed foods can be used to plan easy-to-prepare meals, choosing food products that help meet individual or family health goals of reduced calories, fat, salt, and/or sugar.
Arlene Monk is a nutrition educator and Marion Franz is Director of Nutrition for the International Diabetes Center, a non-profit organization located in Minneapolis as a division of the Park Nicollet Medical Foundation. Both are involved in other areas of nutrition besides diabetes - Mrs. Monk as a facilitator of bulimia and weight control groups and Ms. Franz as a speaker and writer for SHAPE, a wellness program in Minneapolis. Ms. Franz is the author of the very popular 'Exchanges for All Occasions,' a book that helps people with diabetes, family members and health professionals cope with special meal planning situations while adding variety, flexibility and fun to their nutrition lifestyle.