Understanding what the information contained on a food label means can be confusing.

Learn how to make sense of the food label at a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Oro Valley Hospital.

"Peeling Back Food Labels" is the topic of the next Commit To Be Fit lecture. Registered dietitian Deannea Tanner discusses serving size, calories, protein, fat and the breakdown of various carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals during a step-by-step guide through each section of the food label.

In addition, Tanner is sharing how the listing of ingredients on a food label should be interpreted, and what types of food are recommended for a varied and healthy diet.

The public is invited to the free lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 East Tangerine Road.

Space is limited. Call 866-NW4WELL (866-694-9355) to register, or register online at www.orovalleyhospital.com by clicking on the "Community Education" tab.

Anyone can take part in the Commit To Be Fit program sponsored by Oro Valley Hospital by visiting the website at www.orovalleyhospital.com/ctbf.php. This site includes a step-by-step calendar and motivational guide, plus fitness and nutrition tips, an exercise tracker and a meal journal. Lectures are held at Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 East Tangerine Road, from 7 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

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