Especially for Teachers
  • DO HAVE information about diet and behavior available for your students and parents, including specific organizations, support groups, and toll-free numbers.
  • DO PROVIDE in-house educational programs that include students, parents, and teachers.
  • DO EVALUATE the food, snacks and soda that are available to the children, whether in the school cafeteria or vending machines. Challenge their presence and lobby to have any offending food or drink product changed!! Involve other parents and teachers.
  • DO BE sympathetic if a child and his/her parent inform you that they have a blood sugar management problem and need to have a snack at certain times of the day. Please don’t dismiss this request. A snack can be something as simple as a few almonds or a protein bar. This shouldn’t disturb the class or other children. You could even use this as an excuse to explain proper diet and nutrition to children. No one, hypoglycemic or not, needs sugar and refined foods and junk food.
  • DO GET a written note from a healthcare professional if you suspect a child may be having a sugar management problem. Or request a parent conference and share what you know. They may be at their wits’ end, and this information could help them immensely.