Weight Management

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 >

Weight Management 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.”

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Support Group
Adults who have had bariatric surgery or those thinking about having the procedure can receive mutual support and encouragement, as they adjust to the changes in their bodies.
First Tuesday of every month; 6:00 to 7:00pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8341.


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