Put the autumn comfort food on hold. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy healthy summertime meals on the barbecue. Atlantic Health System’s Chef Todd has a recipe for orange tarragon chicken that will make your grill the envy of the neighborhood. It uses basic ingredients to prepare a tasty marinade and dressing and the total cooking time is just six to eight minutes. Get the full recipe >

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.”

Be in the KNOW About Pre-Diabetes
A certified diabetes educator will explain how meal planning, weight management strategies, regular screenings and other healthy lifestyle habits can prevent diabetes.
Tuesday, September 10; 6:30 to 7:30pm
Mount Olive Public Library, 202 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Flanders, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
Diabetes Self-Management Educational Series
Learn how to live a healthy life managing diabetes with medication, monitoring, nutrition and exercise.
Wednesdays, September 11, 18 and 25; 10:00am to Noon
Hackettstown Medical Center
For more information and to register, call 908-441-1258.
New Vitality: Lifestyle Changes for Prediabetes and Diabetes
Learn healthy tips for preventing or postponing diabetes.
Thursday, September 12; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
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
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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Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- Turns out that the old adage -- an apple a day keeps the doctor away -- may actually be true. New research suggests that the more plant foods you eat, the lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

People who ate a mostly plant-based diet reduced their risk of diabetes by 23%, the study found.

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