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“The Med Way”: Online Workshop Focuses on Mediterranean Diet

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – If you’re looking for a diet that tastes good and makes you feel good, then the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s new online workshop series, “Med Instead of Meds,” may be just what you’re looking for.

The workshop, which focuses on the Mediterranean Diet, consists of six sessions and will be held online on Tuesdays, May 4 – June 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 27, and group size is limited.

The Mediterranean Diet reflects a way of eating that is traditional in the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, and includes eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and seafood, while limiting consumption of highly processed foods and added sugars.

The series teaches people about the Med Diet and its many health benefits, including its association with decreased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Additionally, the Mediterranean Diet is recommended in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

To register or for more information, contact Linda J. Minges, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, at or 704-922-2127.