According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Understanding the key parts of a nutritional label can help everyone eat a more nutritious, well balanced meal. In conjunction with National Nutrition Month, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus' Center for Healthy Aging will present Breaking Down Nutrition Labels on Monday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
People look at food labels for a variety of reasons, but not everyone understands what the nutritional values on each label mean. Attendees will learn about recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration as well as strategies to make healthier food choices. The program will include a question-and-answer session with a registered dietitian and light and healthy refreshments.
This free event will be held at the Ocean County Library's Manchester Branch located at 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester. Registration is required by calling 732-657-7600.
About Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus:
Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is an acute-care community hospital located in Lakewood, Ocean County. A Barnabas Health facility, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus merged with Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch, Monmouth County, in 2014. The hospitals are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the communities they proudly serve through expanded access to specialty outpatient services that focus on preventive medicine and healthy living. The partnership has also expanded patients' access to geriatric and pediatric emergency services, as well as outpatient neurology, oncology and geriatric services. Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is in the process of converting to all private rooms, which will make it the only provider in the region with all private rooms for overnight stays. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.barnabashealth.org.