LITTLETON, Colo (CBS4) – Tuesday, September 19th is the American Diabetes Association‘s National Healthy Lunch Day. It’s the day that the ADA hopes everyone will eat a healthy lunch.

“What’s exciting about healthy lunch day is that it really serves as an inspiration for individuals, their companies, the communities to inspire them to make a healthy lunch and hopefully continue that as a habit,” said Bridget Lovett, owner of Lovett Family Chiropractic and a board member of the Colorado chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

LINK: ADA’s National Healthy Lunch Day


Chicken Thai Tortilla Wrap (credit CBS)

The main reason for National Healthy Lunch Day is to remind people that healthy eating is the best prevention and maintenance for diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. The ADA hopes that it will start the conversation within businesses with employees inspiring each other to eat healthy.

“We have that lunch to keep us going for the rest of the day, and that fuel really serves us so we can be at our very best,” Lovett told CBS4.

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CBS4’s Dave Aguilera recently met up with Christopher Moore, the executive chef at The Club at Ravenna in Littleton. They put together several easy recipes, including a Chicken Thai Tortilla Wrap and a White Bean and Couscous Salad. Moore said that the key to eating healthy is fresh ingredients.

“A great lunch, a healthy lunch…fresh ingredients, a lot of vegetables, avoiding processed foods, and things that are quick, easy, light and fresh,” Moore told Aguilera.

  1. Lillie Hill says:

    I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” How I helped myself from diabetes ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods