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Med Month Celebrates Mediterranean Diet, Lifestyle

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Ready to enjoy a way of eating that is great tasting and good for you? Then the simple, delicious and satisfying Mediterranean way of eating may be right for you. Join NC State Extension in celebrating the Med way of eating and living during Med Month, or International Mediterranean Diet Month, by using to help you go Med in May.

Created by NC State Extension and the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, is filled with recipes and resources that make Med Month a great time of year to start eating the Med way.

The Med way 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 Mediterranean way of eating is recommended around the world, including in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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Ways to Celebrate Med Month

The resources below will help you go Med in May and beyond:

Share your celebration using #MedMonth or #MedDietMonth on social media:

Share Med way Tools and Recipes from

Consider Med Month Resources:

Pursue a Med Lifestyle:

  • Incorporate more activity minutes into your day by adding small chunks of exercise, five to ten minutes at a time, to your routine.
  • Participate in a Screen-free Week or Day by unplugging and getting out of the house. Take a class at a community center, go bowling or mini-golfing, hike a nature preserve or park.
  • Enjoy a meal with friends or family by taking time to eat and enjoy each other’s company.

Useful Links 

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