About Us

Med Instead of Meds was created by a group of nutrition and health professionals from NC State University and NC Division of Public Health. Eating the Med Way has been proven to protect against chronic illness. In some cases, eating the Med Way may even result in decreasing medications taken for blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.* Hence the name Med Instead of Meds. We are passionate about providing people with the information and tools needed to make delicious meals for themselves and their families. We too are on this journey with you to transform our eating to the Med Way.

Developed and Written by:

Carolyn Dunn, PhD, RDN, LDN

Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

NC State University

Cathy Thomas, MAEd

Manager, Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

NC Division of Public Health

Surabhi Aggarwal, MHSc, MPH, RDN, LDN

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Manager

NC State University

Zandra Alford, MPH

Foods and Nutrition Extension Associate, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences

NC State University

Mary Bea Kolbe, MPH, RDN, LDN

Diabetes Coordinator, Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

NC Division of Public Health

Sanga Krupakar, MBBS, MSPH

Hypertension Prevention Specialist, Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

NC Division of Public Health

Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN

Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Coordinator

NC State University

April Reese, MPH

Programs Manager, Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

NC Division of Public Health

Jen Sohl-Marion, MPH, RDN, LDN

Healthy Eating and Communications Coordinator, Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

NC Division of Public Health

 

Culinary Consultant:
Ellen Clevenger-Firley, MS, RDN
Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America

 

*Check with your health-care professional before changing any prescribed medications.