The Soul Food Pyramid is a nutrition education tool we designed to educate people how to eat "soul" or "southern” foods in a heart healthy way. The Soul Food Pyramid gives the cuisine a "facelift" on healthy behaviors. Its goal is to teach people how to enrich their diet with fruits and vegetables. Click the image above to view! To order copies of the Soul Food Pyramid for distribution, please click here.
Body Mass Index
Weight loss and more importantly achieving a healthy weight should be the goal of anyone with diabetes. Use this BMI chart as a tool in successfully managing your diabetes.
• For people with a BMI ≥30, weight loss is recommended
• For people with a BMI between 25 and 29. 9, or who have a waist circumference greater than 40” in men and 35” in women, and who have additional risk factors, weight loss is recommended
• For people with a BMI between 25 and 29. 9 who have no risk factors and do not want to lose weight, prevention of further weight gain is recommended