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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions through the United States affect all age groups, genders, and races. This is especially troubling in the pediatric population where 12.5 million children were found to be overweight in 2010. Many adolescents have inadequate knowledge of nutrition basics to make healthy choices. Based on interviews within the community of Colchester, VT a need for information about the glycemic index was seen. A handout geared towards adolescents was created with information about the glycemic index and using this information to make healthy food choices. This handout was made available to all providers of Colchester Family Practice for use with their adolescent patients.

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University of Vermont Medical Center Colchester Family Medicine


Glycemic Index, Nutrition, Adolescents, Healthy Choices, Carbohydrates

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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Medical Education | Primary Care | Public Health Education and Promotion

Slow Foods for Health Increasing Knowledge of Glycemic Index in Adolescents for Healthier Food Choices