Improper snacking between meals can cause weight gain or high blood sugar levels

Try: With the care recipient’s cr’s dietary needs in mind keep drinks and snacks on hand healthy snacks might include fruit vegetables yogurt pudding whole wheat crackers and cheese low-fat sugar-free low-sodium or dairy-free adaptations of some of these foods can be found to meet specific dietary requirements keep harmful foods and drinks out of the environment or out of the cr’s sight and reach keep food and drink the cr can eat without supervision in a place the cr can reach such as a mini-fridge in the family room carry snacks and drinks that are safe to keep at room temperature on trips and to appointments if eating between meals poses a health risk try distracting the cr from eating with an activity do not punish scold or intimidate a cr who wants to eat between meals stress the tastiness rather than the healthiness of available snacks

Materials: Milk soda or other beverage healthy snacks

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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