At our inception 20 years ago, we chose to be different. Unlike other news organizations, we made the decision to provide in-depth, regional reporting free to anyone who wanted access to it. We don’t plan to change that model. Support from our readers will help us maintain and strengthen the editorial independence that is crucial to our mission to help make Western North Carolina a better place to call home. If you are able, please support The Smoky Mountain News.

The Smoky Mountain News is a wholly private corporation. Reader contributions support the journalistic mission of SMN to remain independent. Your support of SMN does not constitute a charitable donation. If you have a question about contributing to SMN, please contact us.

Revolutionize your eating habits

A series of online classes this fall titled “Med instead of Meds” will show how to protect against chronic illness by eating the Med Way, with sessions offered 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 12 through Nov. 16. 

Five family and consumer science extension professionals from across Western North Carolina will collaborate on the series. Eating the Med Way has been proven to protect against chronic illness and in some cases may even result in decreasing medications for blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. 

Weekly Zoom meetings will include a presentation featuring one or two simple Med steps complete with tips and hacks, a live cooking demonstration and a Q&A, along with follow-up emails including printable handouts, recipes and links to recording cooking demos. A closed Facebook group will provide offline challenges and activities. 

Register by Oct. 9 at https://bit.ly/33jGV3V. 

Receive our FREE SMN Xtra newsletter

Back Then with George Ellison

Subscribe to Our Email Newsletters

  • Rumble: An empowering weekly newsletter created by women, for women
  • The SMN Xtra: Updates from the Smoky Mountain News throughout the week

Previously in Outdoors

Go to top