FREE Med Instead of Meds Program Coming Up!!!

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FREE 6-week Virtual Workshop SeriesEating the Mediterranean way is delicious and satisfying! Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease the risk of many chronic diseases.

Extension Family & Consumer Sciences professionals across North Carolina have partnered to host a collaborative offering of Med Instead of Meds. The simple, delicious, and satisfying Med Way of eating will keep you coming back for more. It’s great tasting and good for you!

Here is what you will get:

  • 6 weekly sessions exploring 7 simple steps to eating the Med Way
  • Learn Med Tips, life hacks, and recipes that will help you eat the Med Way every day
  • Med Way recipes with food demonstrations and/or cooking instruction
  • Tips to help you maintain a healthy eating pattern long term
  • Support from instructors and fellow participants

Additionally, eating the Med Way:

  • Decreases the risk of some forms of cancer.
  • Is more effective than a low-fat diet for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.
  • Protects against cognitive decline by protecting the small blood vessels in the brain.
  • May increase eye health including decreasing the risk of macular degeneration.
  • Decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Can help manage blood pressure. Can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 30-60%.

If you can’t attend at 12 p.m., please register anyway so that you can receive the class recordings to view at your convenience! Register today at our Eventbrite event page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I participate if I live outside of one of the listed counties or outside of North Carolina?

Yes, everyone is welcome! Joining a Zoom session is easy and accessible via mobile phone, tablet, or computer. If you live in a different time zone, please note that the classes will be held on Thursdays at noon, EST. 

What if I can not attend the live sessions at noon on Thursdays?

We understand that many people have demands that will not allow them to attend all of the live sessions. If you are interested in attending, please register anyway. Each week we will be sending out recordings of the live session along with supplemental materials for participants who weren’t able to join.

What is the benefit of attending the live sessions?

During the live session, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, learn, and strengthen their network via group discussions with instructors and fellow participants. While some of this will take place in the Facebook group, the live sessions offer a bit more connection. Participants who attend the live sessions tend to have greater success with the Med way of eating since they can ask questions and receive support in real time.

Can I share this information with others who may be interested?

Yes! Please feel free to share with others. If you plan to watch the live sessions with more than one person, please complete the registration form for each person who will be participating. Registration is open to adults from anywhere! The registration deadline is July 21, 2021, at 5 p.m.  Sign up through Eventbrite!

Have a question that wasn’t answered in this list? Contact Taneisha Armstrong, FCS Agent in Pitt County at or by calling 252-902-1714.