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 Support Groups
Adults with diabetes can receive mutual support and education. Group discussions and guest speakers will cover a variety of topics. Pre-registration is required.

  • Topic: Holiday Party – Celebrating Us and Another Year Well Done!
    Wednesday, December 11; 6:30pm

Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8341.
Diabetes Education Classes: Self-Management for Diabetes
Learn how to monitor your blood sugar and take diabetes medications. A doctor’s order is required to participate and there may be a fee for services.

Thursday, December 19; 9:00am to 3:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Diabetes Center
?For more information and to register, call 973-579-8341.

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