May is Mediterranean Diet Month

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Happy International Mediterranean Diet Month

A Great Time to Start Eating the Med Way!

Interested in Eating the Mediterranean Way, but not sure where to start? The Med Instead of Meds class series will help you Go Med by exploring seven simple steps to eating the Med Way. Learn Med tips, life hacks, and recipes that will help you eat the Med Way every day.

The class will be conducted once-a-week for six weeks, from 12-1 p.m., at the Franklin County Center, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, in the annex meeting room. The class dates are as follows: Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Monday, June 6, 2022. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information or questions about the Med instead of Meds Class, contact 919-496-3344, or Dominque Simon, Family and Consumer Science Agent,

MED instead of Meds Class information, healthy foods photo

What is Med Month? May is International Mediterranean Diet Month (aka Med Month). This month-long celebration creates awareness of the delicious foods and wide-ranging health benefits associated with the Mediterranean way of eating and living. The Med way is simple, delicious and satisfying. It reflects a way of eating that is traditional in the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea and includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, nuts, seeds, and olive oil and limits highly processed foods and added sugar. The Mediterranean diet has been extensively studied and is associated with promoting health and decreasing the risk of many chronic diseases including some forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As such, the healthy Mediterranean-style eating pattern is recommended around the world, including in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Celebrate Med Month by trying one of the highlighted recipes below or by visiting MED instead of Meds and choosing a recipe that you may find interesting to help you go Med in May!

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Quinoa Strawberry Salad

Black Bean Salsa

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