Healthy Diet

When it comes to fall produce, apples and pumpkins tend to take center stage, but there are plenty of other seasonal delicacies with health benefits. Take pears, for instance, which many forget are at their ripest in autumn. Eaten with its skin, one medium pear has 6 grams of fiber or 20 perfect of the daily recommended amount. Another less-recognized option is spaghetti squash. Prepared correctly in a microwave or oven, this vegetable’s flesh turns into spaghetti-like strands that can be served with marinara sauce as a low-calorie alternative to grain-based pasta. For more information about healthy fall produce, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics >



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. 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.

Rise and Shine for Breakfast
This grocery store tour will help you understand what makes breakfast the most important meal of the day.
Friday, October 19, 10:00am
ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Healthy Holidays
Go on a tour of a grocery store and learn how to make healthy food choices and control portions during the holidays.
Thursday, November 8, 10:00am
ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

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 973-971-6301.


Healthy Diet Articles
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It may seem counterintuitive, but eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains, new research suggests.

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People who slash carbohydrates from their diets may shorten their lifespan, a new study suggests.

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The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy.

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For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review.

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Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten.

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