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Arthur and Diabetes

All ARTHUR characters and underlying
materials (including artwork) copyright
by Marc Brown. Arthur, D.W., and the
other ARTHUR characters are trademarks
of Marc Brown. Used with permission.

“And now a word from us kids!” is a familiar line for anyone who has ever seen the popular animated series ARTHUR that airs daily on PBS KIDS GO! Now those words have been used to introduce a segment about healthy eating and diabetes management featuring 11-year-old Corinne, a Joslin Pediatrics patient with type 1 diabetes.
 
In the live-action segment that followed the animated ARTHUR story “Desert Island Dish,” which is about healthy eating habits for children, Corinne told viewers about glucose monitoring and showed how she uses an insulin pump to manage her type 1 diabetes. She and her friends also whipped up some healthy after-school snacks before heading outdoors to shoot some hoops.  

   

“Desert Island Dish” premiered nationwide on May 17, 2006 on PBS KIDS GO! and repeated regularly throughout the summer as part of the ARTHUR schedule. But it's ok if you missed it. You can click here to view Corinne's segment about diabetes on the ARTHUR Web site at PBS KIDS GO!

Try Corinne's Delicious Smoothie Snack!

Below is a recipe for one of the snacks Corinne prepared on the show. Click here to print it out.
You'll have a great time making this delicious treat with your family and friends!

Corinne loves raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and bananas. She combined these with ice and yogurt and came up with this smoothie, which is a lot of fun to make!

Ingredients:
1/4 of a 7" banana
5 washed strawberries
1/3 cup raspberries
1/3 cup blueberries
6 oz. of non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup ice

The fun of making this smoothie is adjusting it to your own taste! Pick your own favorite fruits—just remember that different fruits and different amounts of ingredients will change the amount of carbohydrates in the recipe.

Serves 4 kids!

 Per serving

(makes 4 servings)
 Calories  65
 Carbohydrates

 14 g 

 Dietary fiber  1.4 g 
 Total fat  0 g 
 Saturated fat  0 g 
 Protein  2.5 g 
 Cholesterol  0.5 mg 
 Sodium  29 mg 
 Potassium  163 mg 
 Calcium  79 mg 

Nutritional analysis by Kattia Corrales-Yauckoes, MS, RD, LDN, Joslin Pediatric Nutrition Educator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try Corinne's Delicious Smoothie Snack!

Below is a recipe for one of the snacks Corinne prepared on the show. Click here to print it out.
You'll have a great time making this delicious treat with your family and friends!

Corinne loves raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and bananas. She combined these with ice and yogurt and came up with this smoothie, which is a lot of fun to make!

Ingredients:
1/4 of a 7" banana
5 washed strawberries
1/3 cup raspberries
1/3 cup blueberries
6 oz. of non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 cup ice

The fun of making this smoothie is adjusting it to your own taste! Pick your own favorite fruits—just remember that different fruits and different amounts of ingredients will change the amount of carbohydrates in the recipe.

Serves 4 kids!

 Per serving

(makes 4 servings)
 Calories  65
 Carbohydrates

 14 g 

 Dietary fiber  1.4 g 
 Total fat  0 g 
 Saturated fat  0 g 
 Protein  2.5 g 
 Cholesterol  0.5 mg 
 Sodium  29 mg 
 Potassium  163 mg 
 Calcium  79 mg 

Nutritional analysis by Kattia Corrales-Yauckoes, MS, RD, LDN, Joslin Pediatric Nutrition Educator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All ARTHUR characters and underlying materials (including artwork) copyright by Marc Brown. Arthur, D.W., and the other ARTHUR characters are trademarks of Marc Brown. Used with permission.

Page last updated: October 21, 2014