Next week--Learn about the pros and cons of sugar substitutes

The Diabetes Eduation & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free talks about sugar substitutes on Tues., Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Melissa, Mitri, MS, RDN, manager of Clinical Nutrition Services at Griffin Hospital, will host “Sugar Substitutes - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.” Come learn about this often confusing and controversial topic, and when to incorporate sugar substitutes into a healthy eating plan. Mitri will also discuss practical baking and cooking tips on reducing the sugar content of recipes. Samples of healthier desserts will be provided for tasting, compliments of Griffin Hospital Nutrition Services.

The 2:30 p.m. session will be in Dining Room Conference Room 2 and the 6:30 p.m. session will be in Dining Room Conference Room 1.

The Diabetes Education & Support Group meets September - June on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges and day-to-day dietary concerns. All diabetics and their families are welcome to attend. No registration is required.For more information, call Swansiger at 203-732-1137.