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Med Instead of Meds

Med Instead of Meds description

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.*Be sure to ask your health-care professional before changing any prescribed medications. 

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.

Classes include instruction, hands-on cooking, 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!

Check back for updates on class times and cost! This class can be offered in a virtual setting now. If you would like this program offered to your church, organization, or workplace please contact Meghan Lassiter, mabaker7@ncsu.edu