By January 2020, consumers will see a different nutrition label on foods when the FDA’s new rules take effect for most packaged foods. In addition to larger type for serving sizes and calories, a new line item for “added sugar” will appear under the carbohydrate category. Added sugars include sugars that are added during processing as well as sugars that come from concentrated fruit juice. Fruit juice concentrates are usually made from apple or white grape juice and there is nothing healthy about them. The original fruits are healthy, but when you strip them of water, fiber and nutrients, the remaining fruit juice concentrate is nothing more than a healthier sounding form of sugar. See a side-by-side comparison of the old and new labels >

Diabetes Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Diabetes Self-Management Educational Series
Learn how to live a healthy life managing diabetes with medication, monitoring, nutrition and exercise.
Wednesdays, December 11 and 18; 10:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Center
For more information and to register, call 908-441-1258.
Diabetes Support Group
Those with diabetes can learn more about their condition, while sharing information and encouragement with others.
Fourth Monday of every month; 7:00pm to 8:00pm
No December Meeting
Hackettstown Medical Center, 1st Floor, West Wing Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-441-1258.
Medical Nutrition Counseling
Individual sessions are available by appointment at Hackettstown Medical Center. For more
information and to schedule an appointment, call 908-441-1258.

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