Healthy Diet

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 >

Healthy Diet 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.”

Community Nutrition Lectures
Newton Medical Center’s Community Health Department, in partnership with the Sussex County YMCA, regularly holds free seminars on how to eat well.

  • Topic: Good Carbs, Bad Carbs
    Friday, December 6; 10:00am

Sussex County YMCA, 15 Wits End Road, Hardyston, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-209-9622.
New Vitality: Trendy Diets
Learn about new diet trends in the media. Discuss the best and worst diets with Cathy Olmstead, MS, RD, CDE, BC, ADM.
Friday, December 20; 9:30 am to 10:30am
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

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