Med Instead of Meds Virtual Class Series

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What if you knew how to increase your health and decrease your risk of many chronic diseases? What if you didn’t have to buy any fancy equipment and your grocery bill was lower? And what if it was simple, delicious and something you could do in the privacy of your own home? Interested???

We’re talking about the Mediterranean way of eating! Research supports the use of the Mediterranean diet as a healthy eating pattern for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, increasing lifespan, and healthy aging. And when used in conjunction with caloric restriction, the diet may also support healthy weight loss.

You have the opportunity to participate in the FREE six-week online “Med Instead of Meds” program. You’ll have access to educational presentations, handouts, recipes, and even live question and answer time! All this through a very generous grant from Vidant Chowan Hospital.

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This class series is brought to you in a collaborative effort by Dee Furlough, FCS Agent in Tyrrell & Dare Counties and CatieJo Black, FCS Agent in Hyde County. The first lesson will begin on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The last live Q&A session will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

Below you will find an outline for what to expect each week:

Mondays: email reminder for upcoming lesson with link to access both the lesson and recipe demo videos for the following day; associated handouts and recipes.

Tuesdays: pre-recorded lesson to post at 12:00 p.m.; pre-recorded recipe demo to post at 12:30 p.m.

Thursdays: email reminder for live Q&A on Zoom with link to access.

Fridays: live Q&A with Dee and CatieJo on Zoom at 11:00 a.m.

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If you’d like to register:

Visit: Eventbrite: Med Instead of Meds – Virtual (Hyde, Tyrrell, Dare) to complete your free registration by May 31, 2020!

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