Due to popular demand, the Med Instead of Meds program is coming back to Montgomery County this fall – and expanding! Earlier this year, Rhonda Peters and Hayley Cowell, Family and Consumer Science Agents with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Montgomery and Stanly counties partnered to offer this series for the first time through an online format, with an average of 16 participants. “Almost as soon as the program ended, we knew we needed to do it again,” says Peters, who says she still gets comments from those who completed the program about different things they’ve tried, or the way it has changed their life. She says, “I’ve had people tell me, send me pictures of their grocery carts, things they’ve cooked, and even readings on their blood pressure cuffs to show me what a difference the program is making. Participants love this class because they learn how easy it is to make simple changes that really provide huge benefits. Plus, the food and recipes provided through the curriculum are simply delicious!” And it doesn’t hurt that the program is free either.
For the full story, see the October 7 issue of the Montgomery Herald.