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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. Here, the dietary specialist was providing answers to questions posed by the patient regarding the three food groups, by including some further literary content germane to the dietary topic.
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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