Lentils and beans prevent blood sugar levels from rising rapidly due to their high fiber content.
UCLA Health System


Avoid food products with a ratio of total carbohydrate (grams) to total dietary fiber (grams) greater than ten.
Mozaffarian RS et al, Public Health Nutr 2013


Vitamins and minerals contained in an avocado – including lutein, an eyesight-protecting antioxidant.
Wendy Slusser, MD


School meals provide almost half of daily calories for kids enrolled in the National School Lunch program.
Briefel RR et al, Journal of American Dietetic Assoc (2009) OR Let’s Move!


The National School Lunch program feeds about half of all kids in the United States each day.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service

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