Understanding Food Labels: Breaking It Down At The Ocean County Library

We all know that the FDA has required that food have labels about nutritional value. The bigger question is what does it mean?

Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New jersey is partnering with Ocean County Library to lead the informative presentation “Understanding Food Labels: Breaking It Down” at several library branches this June.

Rebecca Bari, R.N., from Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, is leading these presentations which cover topics including the difference between “natural” and organic”, the importance of identifying serving size, monitoring the percent of daily value, and other terms found on food labels.

This program is free and open to the public and is offered at the following Ocean County Library branches:

Waretown branch (112 Main St.) on June 4 at 7 pm

Jackson branch (2 Jackson Dr.) on June 7 at 2 pm

Tuckerton branch (380 Bay Ave.) on June 11 at 2 pm

Lacey branch (10 East Lacey Rd.) on June 25 at 10 am

Manchester branch (21 Colonial Dr.) on June 26 at 2 pm

Following the program, light refreshments will be served.

“Understanding Food Labels: Breaking It Down” is part of the Ocean County Library’s Chapters Of Health series of programs that explains health issues to the community. For other upcoming events in this series, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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