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

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emerita
Agricultural and Human Sciences
NC State University

Cathy Thomas, MAEd

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

Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN

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

NC State University

Catherine Pelone Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

Nutrition Programs Manager
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
NC State University

 

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.

In the News

The Mediterranean Diet with Carolyn Dunn

Kansas State Extension podcast – February 17, 2020



Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019

CNN website – January 2019


Sautéed Squash and Onions Recipe

WRAL.com – August 2018


Now Serving

Piedmont Now Magazine – June 2018