Eat Well in 2021 with Med Instead of Meds

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Med Instead of Meds logo surrounded by produce, herbs, salmon, olive oil, and other food items
Mondays, February 1 – March 8, 2021
Each class starts at noon (EST)
FREE 6-week Virtual Workshop Series
Extension professionals from across the North Central District of North Carolina have partnered to host a collaborative offering of Med Instead of Meds. The simple, delicious, and satisfying Med Way of eating will keep you coming back for more. It’s great tasting and good for you!
Here is what you will get:
  • 6 weekly sessions 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,
  • Med Way recipes with recorded food demonstrations and/or cooking instruction,
  • Tips to help you maintain a healthy eating pattern long term and
  • Support from instructors and fellow participants via weekly live sessions and interaction in a closed Facebook group.
Each week, class participants will meet on Mondays at noon (EST) and will include:
a. Weekly Zoom meetings with lesson and question/answer period
b. Follow-up emails with recorded lessons, handouts, recipes and recorded cooking demonstrations
c. Other challenges and activities to help you reach your health goals
d. Access to a variety of Extension Agents and dietitians to answer your questions
Register today at our Extension Eventbrite registration page. Registration is available until January 27, 2021 and open to adults from anywhere!
Meet your instructors:
headshots of eleven FCS agents from across the Piedmont region of NC

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I participate if I live outside of one of the listed counties or outside of NC?
Yes, everyone is welcome! Joining a Zoom session is easy and accessible via mobile phone, tablet, or computer. If you live in a different time zone, please note that the classes will be held on Mondays at 12 p.m., EST.
How much does it cost?
This course is offered at no cost to participants.
What if I can not attend the live sessions at 12 p.m. on Mondays?
We understand that many people have demands that will not allow them to attend all of the live sessions. If you are interested in attending, please register anyway. Each week we will be sending out recordings of the live session along with supplemental materials for participants who weren’t able to join.
What is the benefit of attending the live sessions?
During the live session, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, learn, and strengthen their network via group discussions with instructors and fellow participants. While some of this will take place in the Facebook group, the live sessions offer a bit more connection. Participants who attend the live sessions tend to have greater success with the Med way of eating since they can ask questions and receive support in real time.
Can I share this information with others who may be interested?
Yes! Please feel free to share with others. If you plan to watch the live sessions with more than one person, please complete the registration form for each person who will be participating. The registration deadline is January 27. Sign up here.
Have a question that wasn’t answered in this list? Contact Jennifer Brown, FCS Area Agent in Granville and Person County, at jennifer.brown@ncsu.edu or by calling 336-599-1195.