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The pattern of disease in Indonesia has undergone an epidemiological transition over the last two decades, from infectious diseases which were originally the main burden to non-communicable diseases. This tendency increases and begins to threaten at a young age. The main non-communicable diseases include hypertension. Hypertension is a disease defined as a persistent increase in blood pressure. Some of the recommended healthy lifestyles include weight loss, reducing salt intake, reducing alcohol consumption. Public ignorance as a result of lack of correct information about a disease is a major problem. The purpose of this activity is to increase public knowledge about hypertension which is carried out through educational counseling on the importance of maintaining a diet to prevent an increase in blood pressure and checking blood pressure. The method used is lectures, discussions and blood pressure checks held in Balangnipa Village, Sinjai Regency on 18-11-2021 with a sample of 20 residents. The results of this activity are expected for all citizens to pay more attention to their daily diet with the aim of preventing the emergence of various types of life-threatening diseases such as hypertension.