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Description:This image depicts a person with diabetes in the foreground listening to a community health worker familiar with the necessary diet needed to maintain control over the detrimental effects of this disease. The health worker was using a flip chart that, for the moment, was turned to a page discussing the use of the “Traffic Light Method” to label foods.
The Traffic Light Method is based on the following:

- Red means stop and think. Eat these foods (such as hot dogs, soda, pie, and fried foods) only once in a while and in    very small portions. If at least half the calories come from fat, the food is a “red” food.

- Yellow means go slowly. Eat these foods (bread, grits and butter, beans, low-fat macaroni and cheese) in    moderation. Be careful about portion size. Even these healthier foods, eaten in large enough portions, can make you    gain weight.

- Green means go ahead. Eat more of these foods, which include most fruits and vegetables.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - The Road to Health Toolkit; How to Prevent or Delay Type-2 Diabetes in Your Community: A flipchart for Community Health Workers
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation; Eat Right
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