Definition: Exchange Meal Planenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifMany people with diabetes use a food-balancing program called the exchange meal plan to guide what they eat each day.Definition: Exchange Meal Plan02/28/200508/11/201608/11/20163153f021-9296-4816-92a0-e631275394f2https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/exchange-meal-plan.html/<h3>Exchange Meal Plan</h3> <p>Many people with diabetes use a food-balancing program called the exchange meal plan to guide what they eat each day. For this meal plan, foods are divided into six groups: starch, fruit, milk, fat, vegetable, and meat. The plan sets a serving size (amount) for each food, and, within each group, each serving has a similar amount of calories, protein, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sugar.html/">carbohydrate</a>, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fat.html/">fat</a>.</p> <p>This allows the person flexibility in planning meals by "exchanging" or substituting choices from lists of foods with similar nutritional content. Using the plan to balance the amount of carbohydrates eaten is particularly important for people with diabetes because these are the foods that are mainly responsible for the rise in blood sugar that occurs after eating.</p> Plan de intercambio de alimentosMuchas personas que padecen de diabetes siguen un programa de equilibrio alimentario denominado “plan de intercambio de alimentos” como guía de alimentación diaria.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/exchange-meal-plan-esp.html/da8c9037-4753-4f9f-9ed6-0c640491f003kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-endocrinologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-endocrinologyDiabetes Words to Knowhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-center/words-know/63862b1e-76bb-4a56-9adf-0691e78f1ec8