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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 28, 2003

(Mahwah) – Sugar: Friend or Foe?” will be the subject of a free nutritional presentation scheduled Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in The Trustees Pavilion on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey. The program is sponsored by Ramapo College of New Jersey, The Friends of Ramapo, The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care.

The incidence of diabetes linked to obesity has increased significantly in U.S. children in the past few decades. Learn about the complications of obesity and how it relates to Type 2 diabetes as well as other medical conditions. The discussion will include food choices, stress management, and dealing with social pressure. This program will also include methods to prevent complications of obesity, how to deal with fast foods, school lunches, and how to establish healthy eating habits.

Speakers will include Steven Goldstein, MD; Leslie Berger, RN, BSN, CDE; Leslie Schifrien, MS, RD, CDE; and Lois Powell, MSN, RN, APNC, BC.

This is a free program and seating is limited. For questions or to register, please contact Nadine Mooers at (201) 684-7115 or via e-mail at


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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