Med Instead of Meds – New Class Starts in March!

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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, but not sure where to start? If so, join N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center on Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. beginning March 11 through April 15, 2019 for Med Instead of Meds! Classes will be held at the East Burke Senior Center in Hildebran.

Med Instead of Meds is a six- session class series focused on eating a healthy Mediterranean style eating pattern (aka, eating the Med Way). Classes focus on the 7 simple steps to eating the Med Way. Each session explores 1-2 simple steps, a mindfulness skill, and features med way recipes from medinsteadofmeds.com. Food demonstration or cooking instruction is included in each session. Class series is $10. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call our office at 828-764-9480 to register.