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Med Instead of Meds Cooking Program

Med Instead of Meds Workshop Series

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This program has gone VIRTUAL! Click here to learn more and to sign-up!

Med Instead of Meds was created by a group of nutrition and 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.* Hence the name, “Med Instead of Meds”. 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. *Check with your health-care professional before changing any prescribed medications.

Classes include instruction and hands-on cooking along with taste-testing at the end. 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!

If you would like this program offered to your church, organization, or work place please contact sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu. Classes coming soon!

The upcoming series dates and times are as follows:

Date Time Topic Location
Introduction to the Med Way, Introduction to Mindful Eating Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture Drive
Change Your Protein, Meal Planning Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture Drive
Swap Your Fats & Snack on Nuts and Seeds, Right-size Your Portions Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture Drive
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Simple Steps for Mindful Eating Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture Drive
Make Your Grains Whole, Label Reading Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture Drive
Rethink Your Sweets, Simple Steps for Physical Activity Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture Drive

Class cost is $10 for the whole series. Please plan to attend all six sessions. To register call 910.296.2143 or sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu