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Nutritional Science & Metabolism
MISSION: Nutritional Science & Metabolism
The purpose of the American Diabetes Association Interest Group on Nutritional Science & Metabolism is to disseminate new information about nutrition: to discuss and interpret issues in the areas of nutrition and food science as it relates to diabetes for both patients and professionals; and to promote research in diabetes nutritional science and metabolism.

Jackie Boucher, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Chair, Nutritional Science & Metabolism Interest Group
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)

Digital Media by Interest Group Members 

Popular Books by Interest Group Members

Print:  Choose Your Foods: Food Lists for Diabetes by American Diabetes Association and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Print: American Diabetes Association Guide to Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes, 2nd Edition
Eds.: Marion J. Franz, MS, RD, CDE, and Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE.  
Print / App: ADA's Clinical Practice Recommendations 2015 Supplement, Pocket Charts, Apps and more.

Upcoming Meetings 

SAVE THE DATE! Plan to join your colleagues and leading diabetes experts in San Francisco on March 4-6, 2016. Discover the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management through interactive, small-group presentations.

Key Position Statements

Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults With Diabetes (Last updated: 2013) 


Clinical Care Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis – Related Diabetes (Last updated: 2010)

Care of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes (Last updated: 2005)


Focused Sessions and
Continuing Education Credit Offered at ADA Events
Topic-focused sessions on nutritional science and metabolism are offered at Association meetings. CE credit is available for these professional education activities at the live events, including the Annual Scientific Sessions. After the meeting, you may view these special sessions online. View Online! - Webcast highlights from recent meetings include:


Session: Dietary Sweeteners - Research, Recommendations, and the Real World

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

Session: Interest Group Discussion - Updating the ADA Nutritional Guidelines, Research to Practice

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois) 

Session: From Nutrients to Meals - How Food Affects Diabetes Control

73rd Scientific Sessions (June 21-25, 2013 Chicago, Illinois)