Med Instead of Meds Class

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The Mediterranean-style eating pattern incorporates the basics of healthy eating that are traditionally practiced in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease the risk of many chronic diseases, such as some cancers, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Are you interested in learning to eat the Mediterranean way? If so, join N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County for a 6 session course called Med Instead of Meds where you learn to use pans instead of pills to take control of your health.

The 6 sessions will cover:

  1. Introduction to the Med Way
  2. Change Your Protein
  3. Swap Your Fats & Snack on Nuts and Seeds
  4. Eat More Vegetables & Eat More Fruits
  5. Make Your Grains Whole
  6. Rethink Your Sweets

The sessions will be from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Tuesdays starting April 10 and running through May 15th. Sessions will be held at the Burke County Agricultural Building. Each class will cover multiple recipes that are related to that session’s topic and there will be samples at each class.

To cover the cost of materials there is a $5 registration fee. Due to a limited number of spots please register in advance by calling 828-764-9480 or email Emily Troutman at Please register and pay by April 6, 2018.

prepared seafood, salmon and chicken