Med instead of Meds: Extension classes to focus on healthy diet

Published 3:18 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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The Mediterranean diet has been extensively studied and is associated with promoting health and decreasing the risk of many chronic diseases including some forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Med way is simple, delicious and satisfying. Med Instead of Meds Program was created by a group of nutrition and health professionals from NC State University and NC Division of Public Health.
Interested in eating the Mediterranean way, but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by 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. Great tasting and good for you! We encourage couples to attend as these classes make a fun weekly date night. All adults of all ages and stages are welcome! The class will be limited to 24 and is filled on a first to register basis. 
Registration: There is a registration fee of $60 per person to attend all 6 classes in this series. The fee covers information, materials, and food for tastings (dinner) for all classes. Please plan to attend all six sessions. To register you must pre-register at the Beaufort County Center, 155 Airport Road, Washington, NC 27889 by Wednesday April 6, 2022. If you have questions please call 252.946.0111 or email,
All classes are held in the recently remodeled Demonstration Kitchen at Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, 155 Airport Road, Washington, NC. The classes will be held from 6:30-8PM on Thursdays with the exception of the second week due to Maundy Thursday observation. The classes start on Thursday, April 7 6:30-8PM Introduction to the Med Way and a Basic Knife Skills Class; (Tuesday) April 11 Change your Protein, Meal Planning; Thursday, April 21 Swap Your Fats & Snack on Nuts and Seeds, Right-size Your Portions; Thursday, April 28 Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, Simple Steps for Mindful Eating; Thursday, May 5 Make Your Grains Whole, Label Reading; and the last class will be held on Thursday, May 12 Rethink Your Sweets, Simple Steps for Physical Activity.
Louise Hinsley is an extension agent in Family Consumer Sciences at the Beaufort County Extension Center. She can be reached at