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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!

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

The upcoming series dates and times are as follows:

Date Time Topic Location
1/15 5:30 Introduction to the Med Way, Introduction to Mindful Eating The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E Johnson Street
1/22 5:30 Change Your Protein, Meal Planning The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E Johnson Street
1/29 5:30 Swap Your Fats & Snack on Nuts and Seeds, Right-size Your Portions The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E Johnson Street
2/05 5:30 Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Simple Steps for Mindful Eating The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E Johnson Street
2/12 5:30 Make Your Grains Whole, Label Reading The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E Johnson Street
2/19 5:30 Rethink Your Sweets, Simple Steps for Physical Activity The Center for Health + Wellness, 417 E Johnson Street

Class cost is free thanks to sponsorship from United Way of Sampson County. Please plan to attend all six sessions. To register call 910.592.7161 or email Sydney at sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu