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Nutrition Education Series: Med Instead of Meds

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3 images side by side. The first is food depicting a mediterranean style of eating including salmon, fresh fruits, and vegetables. The second is FCS agent Rachel Ezzell holding a knife and chopping green onions. The final image is FCS agent Rachel Ezzell holding a food item in the grocery store.

Upcoming 2024 Med Series January 11-February 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Cost is $20 for the entire series (six sessions). Please plan to attend all six sessions. The program will include a presentation, followed by a food demonstration preparing a “Med Way” recipe, where you’ll receive food preparation tips and tricks!

To Register:

Visit this form to register! or call 910.296.2143 and ask for Wanda Hargrove.

More Information About the Med Instead of Meds Program

Med Instead of Meds was created by a group of nutrition and the health professionals from NC State University and NC Division of Public Health. Eating the Med Way (Mediterranean) has been proven to protect against chronic illness. In some cases, eating the Med Way may even result in decreasing medications taken for blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.*Be sure to ask your healthcare professional before changing any prescribed medications.

Topics covered include: Change Your Protein, Swap Your Fats, Eat More Fruit and Vegetables, Snack on Nuts & Seeds, Make Your Grains Whole, and Rethink Your Sweets!

We are passionate about providing people with the information and tools needed to make delicious meals for themselves and their families. We too are on this journey with you to transform our eating to the Med Way.

med instead of meds for better health

If you would like this program offered to your church, organization, or work place please contact Rachel Ezzell at