Cooking light is a great way to achieve your weight loss goals in the New Year. When planning your meals, make it a point to choose recipes that have high nutritional value or can be cooked using healthy methods. You can also substitute ingredients if a recipe calls for something high in fat or sodium. For example, try using herbs or spices to add flavor instead of salt or butter. Find additional healthy cooking tips from the National Institutes of Health >

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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Know Your Numbers
Have your blood pressure measured and learn your risk for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided; registration is required.

Mondays, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Tuesday, February 13; 1:00 to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ

Thursday, February 15; 10:00am to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Taking Steps to Control Diabetes
This is a self-management education course designed to help patients and their families plan meals, monitor blood sugar, prevent complications and implement healthy lifestyle habits.  Individual and group classes are available and are covered by Medicare and most major insurers.
Overlook Medical Center
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5277.

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees or call 908-598-7997.

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