Kid Blog: Everyone Deserves Dessert!

Grace and her mom baked some truly delicious  sugar-free  cookies so that everyone, including those veterans with diabetes, could enjoy a treat!

Grace and her mom baked some truly delicious sugar-free cookies so that everyone, including those veterans with diabetes, could enjoy a treat!

Contributor: Grace Kennedy

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One of our dedicated Allies, Grace, has put together a presentation for her Girl Scout Bronze award. Grace and her mom have been avid volunteers since we met them at BookPeople a few months ago and one of their favorite activities is baking & handing out cookies at the VA Center. Please take a moment to check out Grace's presentation and learn a bit about why it's so important to us to provide sugar-free options to our diabetic veterans.

"Grace is creating public awareness about the importance of serving diabetics sugar-free cookies in order to complete her Take Action Project. A Take Action Project is a prerequisite for her Girl Scout Bronze Award and something you fulfill after you have individually worked through a Girl Scout Journey (which she has done). Completing her Take Action Project allows her to continue toward earning her Bronze Award. Please enjoy her public service announcement below:

"The first time my mother and I volunteered at the VA {Veteran Affairs} Center, we signed up to bake sugar-free cookies. I was confused on why we needed to make sugar-free cookies. My mother told me that it was because diabetics couldn't have too much real sugar because the carbohydrate intake in real sugar versus an alternative sugar would be too high. This could cause problems for a diabetic.

On the day we met with Austin Allies at the VA Center, we had so many treats and several veterans asked if any of them were sugar free. I'm glad we made the effort to make the sugar free cookies; It seemed to make the veterans happy. " - Grace

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UXkX_orHN30R8xUGe02gcAl_hqmn3UOwaPErec2tovc/edit?ts=5d607258#slide=id.g6118955a7e_0_0