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.”

Body Mass Index, Body Fat Analysis and Glucose Screenings
Learn if you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes with a BMI and body fat analysis and a non-fasting finger stick that provides immediate blood sugar results. Individual counseling and educational materials will be available.
  • Tuesday, January 7; 11:00 am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
  • Wednesday, January 8; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Street, Summit, NJ
  • Thursday, January 9; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Monday, January 13; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ
  • Tuesday, January 14; 10:00am to Noon
    Union Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
  • Wednesday, January 15; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Overlook Medical Center 4th Floor Cafeteria

Weight Loss Information Seminars
Learn about available weight loss treatment options. 
First Monday of every month, 7:00 to 8:00pm
(No meeting in August)
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
To register, please call 973-232-2300.

Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 to 7:30pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
To register, please call 1-908-312-2618.
Multidisciplinary Medical and Surgical Approaches to Weight Loss
This class provides an overview of available weight loss treatment options.
Third Monday of every month; 6:00 to 7:00pm
To register, please call 1-877-664-9682. 
Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups
Share strategies that have worked for you and learn from others who have had bariatric surgery. 
First Monday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
(No meeting in August)
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
To register, please call 973-232-2300.
Third Tuesday of every month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
193 Morris Avenue, 2nd Floor, Springfield, NJ
To register, please call 908-842-0196.
Third Monday of every month, 12:45 to 1:45pm
Medical Arts Center (MAC) I, Suite 206
33 Overlook Road, Summit, NJ
To register, please call 908-522-5794.
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