1 October 2006

GI News—October 2006


In This Issue:

  • Food for Thought
    —Something to chew on
  • GI News Briefs
    —What women athletes need
    —More low fat dairy food, less type 2 diabetes
    —High blood glucose increases coronary artery disease risk
    —Giving children a healthy life
    —Why a low GI diet can help women with PCOS
  • Low GI Food of the Month
    —Green peas
  • Low GI Recipe of the Month
    —Gluten-free Apricot Nut Slice
  • Success Stories
    —‘It is nothing short of a miracle’ – Rose
  • What's New?
    Healthy Parent, Healthy Child
  • Feedback—Your FAQs Answered
    1. I have gestational diabetes. What should I choose from the menu at my local Asian restaurant to stick to my daily food guide for carb serves?
    2. I love to bake, but want to reduce the GI of the products? Can you answer some questions about this?
    3. I have recently been diagnosed with irritable bowel disease and am interested to know if following a low GI diet would be recommended to help control my symptoms.
    4. Look it up in our A–Z: The GI Glossary completed

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GI News Editor: Philippa Sandall
Web Design and Management: Scott Dickinson


Anonymous said...

Can the team come up with a plan or education kit to assist schools generally with information on why low gi is important and ways in which to incorporate low gi, cost effective foods into canteens and boarding schools around the country.

My daughter attends a girls’ boarding school and has gained nearly 10kgs in her almost 2 years at the school. Each time she returns home, she loses around 2-3kgs on the low gi diet we enjoy as a family. My daughter knows the importance of eating low gi and knows when she returns to the boarding house, she puts the weight back on as there are almost no low gi foods available, and she is constantly hungry.

As a parent, and former Chairman of the School Nutrition Advisory Committee of the Jakarta International School (a parent advisory group) and a trained chef, I am committed to the low gi message and am ready for the challenge to help educate our children and our schools as to why it is vitally important to adopt this way of eating.

Anonymous said...

We are working on a series of GI News fact sheets and these would certainly be suitable for sending to school canteens and to schools providing meals from school lunches to boarding schools providing breakfast, lunch and dinner. We would certainly be interested in ideas to help us get the message out there to schools and canteens (office ones as well). Cost effectively of course.