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Med Instead of Meds

What is Med Instead of Meds?

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Med Instead of Meds is a cooking and nutrition program available to be implemented with churches, civic groups, and available at the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Office.

Med Instead of Meds was created by a group of nutrition and health professionals from NC State University and the 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- that’s why we call it “Med Instead of Meds”. 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.

*Check with your health-care professional before changing any prescribed medications.*


Register now! There is a pre-registration fee of $40 to cover the cost of ingredients. The fee covers information, materials, and tastings for all six classes.

Classes include instruction and hands-on cooking along with taste-testing at the end. Classes begin at 5:45p and conclude at 7:30p on the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 6th- Introduction to the Med way and mindful eating
  • Thursday, September 13th- Change your protein and meal planning
  • Thursday, September 20th- Swap your fats and protein and right-sizing your portions
  • Thursday, September 27th- Eat more fruits and vegetables with mindful eating
  • Thursday, October 3rd- Make your grains whole and label reading
  • Thursday, October 11th- Rethink your sweets and simple steps for physical activity

For more information, contact Cassidy Hobbs at 919-989-5380 or via email, cdhobbs3@ncsu.edu.

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Photo of Cassidy Hobbs, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCassidy HobbsArea Extension Agent (919) 989-5380 (Office) cdhobbs3@ncsu.eduJohnston County, North Carolina
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