Diabetes group teaches healthy eating at ShopRite March 26; Princeton Schools Water to Be Tested

Source: Hanover Eagle
Learn to prepare a quick, healthy and low-carb meal, while supporting the Young Professionals Group of the Diabetes Foundation Inc. (DFI) from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Greater Morristown ShopRite at 178 East Hanover Ave., Cedar Knolls.
For $45, participants will prepare and eat a four-course low-glycemic meal, learn healthy cooking tips, receive giveaways and participate in a question and answer session with registered dietitians.
Space is limited, so residents are encouraged to reserve a seat by contacting DFI at 201-444-0337 or via their website at DiabetesFoundationInc.org.
The DFI Young Professionals Group is a cause-related subgroup of the DFI that raises health awareness about diabetes among young adults through networking, education, and social events. The group was created to educate young adults on the causes, treatment and successful self-management of diabetes through community fundraising and support.
The group’s primary objectives are to serve the needs of young adults, ages 18 – 35, diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes; coordinate events to raise awareness and generate funding; provide linkages to community resources to promote the self-management of diabetes; and offer short-term medication assistance to those that are struggling to pay for medication an supplies.

Source: CentralJersey.com
The Princeton school district will test the water at all of its schools for lead as a precautionary step in light of elevated lead levels found in the drinking water in Newark public schools.
For $1,500, the district said all of its buildings would be tested next week and that results should come back around April 1. The district said its water supplier, American Water Co., checks the water before it enters the schools, but the testing by NJ Analytical Labs will involve checking water that comes out of faucets and drinking fountains.
Dr. George DiFerdinando Jr., chairman of the Princeton Board of Health, said that prior to the early 1950s, lead was used in paint and in water pipes — a public health concern especially for older homes and schools. Princeton averages two to three lead poisoning cases a year that “always” originate from people living in older homes or apartments. In New Jersey, all 1-and 2-year-old children are required by state law to be tested for lead.
State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) and state senators M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29) and Ronald L. Rice (D-28) wrote to state education commissioner David C. Hespe calling on him to mandate that every public school in New Jersey have its drinking water tested for lead, adding that they have introduced legislation to that effect providing $3 million to cover the testing costs.
“I think it’s just a prudent move on the district’s part to do its due diligence to test,” said school board president Andrea Spalla, whose sons attend the public schools.

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