Cook and Eat Exeter: Carbohydrate Counting in Real Life


Exeter and Young Person’s Paediatric Diabetes service developed two structured education programmes, Cook and Eat Family Fun (pre-school and primary age) and Cook and Eat Fun! (secondary age) to actively learn carbohydrate counting skills in a real-life setting. The learning outcomes are age appropriate and achievable for young people and young people are invited to annual sessions to build up their knowledge and understanding. Sessions are funded by schools, supermarket donations and grants from charitable trusts.

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QiC Diabetes Commended 2017
Empowering People with Diabetes - Children, Young People and Emerging Adults
Cook and Eat Exeter: Carbohydrate Counting in Real Life
by Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust


Maria Leveridge

Job title:
Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
Place of work:
Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation NHS Trust


  • Launch at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018:
    14 March
  • Entry closing date: 1 June
  • Judging day: 19 July
  • Awards ceremony: 18 October
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