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Med Instead of Meds Cooking Program

Med Instead of Meds Workshop Series

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!

The upcoming series dates and times are as follows:

Date Time Topic Location
2/10/18 10-11:30a Introduction to the Med Way, Introduction to Mindful Eating Sampson County Cooperative Extension, 55 Agriculture Place
2/17/18 10-11:30a Change Your Protein, Meal Planning Sampson County Cooperative Extension, 55 Agriculture Place
2/24/18 10-11:30a Swap Your Fats & Snack on Nuts and Seeds, Right-size Your Portions Sampson County Cooperative Extension, 55 Agriculture Place
3/03/18 10-11:30a Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Simple Steps for Mindful Eating Sampson County Cooperative Extension, 55 Agriculture Place
3/10/18 10-11:30a Make Your Grains Whole, Label Reading Sampson County Cooperative Extension, 55 Agriculture Place
3/24/18 10-11:30a Rethink Your Sweets, Simple Steps for Physical Activity Sampson County Cooperative Extension, 55 Agriculture Place

Class cost is $10 for the whole series. Please plan to attend all six sessions. To register call 910.592.7161 or sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu

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Photo of Sydney JohnsonSydney JohnsonArea Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (910) 296-2143 (Office) sydney_johnson@ncsu.eduDuplin County, North Carolina
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