Stirling: Telethon’s Kids in the Kitchen making healthy eating fun for diabetic kids


Holly Heslin (10) and Heidi Knight (7). Picture: Martin Kennealey.

Lara Moseley (5). Picture: Martin Kennealey.

Elizabeth Wright (6) and Avery Reid (4). Picture: Martin Kennealey.

Joshua Varnavides (10) and Grace Bond (10). Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Holly Heslin (10) and Heidi Knight (7). Picture: Martin Kennealey. Lara Moseley (5). Picture: Martin Kennealey. Elizabeth Wright (6) and Avery Reid (4). Picture: Martin Kennealey. Joshua Varnavides (10) and Grace Bond (10). Picture: Martin Kennealey.

CHILDREN with type 1 diabetes got busy in the kitchen at a fun and educational workshop in Stirling this week.

More than 20 children attended the Kids in the Kitchen workshop at Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre yesterday, where they were taught how to make healthy meals and snacks, and the basics of counting carbohydrates so they can calculate their insulin doses.

The morning was aimed at getting children engaged and ensured they had plenty of fun, to which Lara Moseley (5) attested.

“It was the best morning tea ever and I don’t want to go home,” she said.

Centre chief executive Rebecca Johnson said the workshop helped children learn about the carbohydrates in food that impact their blood glucose levels.

“Living with type 1 diabetes means knowing how many grams of carbohydrates are in every meal and snack, in order to calculate insulin doses,” she said.

“The workshop also helps kids with type 1 diabetes meet and make friends with others living with the condition, helping to break down the isolation that living with a chronic medical condition can impose.”

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