Med Instead of Meds Class

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What is Med Instead of Meds?

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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 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!

Registration: There is a registration fee of $20 to cover the cost of ingredients. The fee covers information, materials, and tastings for all six classes. Please plan to attend all six sessions. To register call 252.902.1709 or email, taneisha_armstrong@ncsu.edu.

The upcoming series dates and times are as follows:

Date Time Topic Location
10/21/19 5:45–7:30 p.m. Introduction to the Med Way, Introduction to Mindful Eating Demonstration Kitchen: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2
11/4/19 5:45–7:30 p.m. Change Your Protein, Meal Planning Demonstration Kitchen: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2
11/11/19 5:45–7:30 p.m. Swap Your Fats & Snack on Nuts and Seeds, Right-size Your Portions Demonstration Kitchen: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2
11/18/19 5:45–7:30 p.m. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Simple Steps for Mindful Eating Demonstration Kitchen: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2
11/25/19 5:45–7:30 p.m. Make Your Grains Whole, Label Reading Demonstration Kitchen: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2
12/9/19 5:45–7:30 p.m. Rethink Your Sweets, Simple Steps for Physical Activity Demonstration Kitchen: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, 403 Government Circle, Suite 2