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The Best of the Mediterranean Diet Class Being Offered

If there were a simple diet plan that would make you less likely to develop heart disease, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and help prevent diabetes and certain cancers, would you follow it? If you answered yes, there is good news for you.

Nashville, Ark. – If there were a simple diet plan that would make you less likely to develop heart disease, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and help prevent diabetes and certain cancers, would you follow it? If you answered yes, there is good news for you. The Mediterranean diet is associated with lower risk of heart disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

            You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about this healthy way of eating through the best of the Mediterranean Cooking Class being offered through University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service on Tuesday, July 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The class is being conducted by County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Science agent, Jean Ince and will be held at the Howard County Extension Homemakers Educational Center in Nashville. It is being sponsored in part through a Blue & You grant awarded to Hometown Health Coalition. A charge of $10.00 will be charged to cover materials and supplies. This cooking school will involve hands-on food preparation, trying out and tasting new recipes.

            The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts  and legumes seasoned with olive oil and flavorful herbs and spices; fish and seafood a few times a week; poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation; and sweets and red meat eaten.

            To participate in the Best of the Mediterranean Cooking School or for more information, contact the Howard County Extension Office at 870-845-7517 or visit our office located on the second floor of the courthouse in Nashville. Interested persons must pre-register and pay registration fee by July 15. Call the office to register!

            The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

By Jean Ince
County Extension Agent - Staff Chair
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Jean Ince
County Extension Agent - Staff Chair
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852
(870) 845-7517
jince@uaex.edu

 

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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