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The Mediterranean diet is often presented as a Greek or Southern Italian diet, but versions exist in every country bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The diet includes common elements such as olives and olive oil, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, use of beans in various forms, and whole grains. The diet is also different from country to country based on the local culture, predominant religion, and growing conditions. This session will review the health benefits of the diet, discuss the commonalities and differences among versions of the diet, and show how dietitians can help the public enjoy the health benefits of consuming a Mediterranean diet tailored in a culturally and religiously appropriate manner.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1040, 1070, 8070
- Describe the basic dietary elements of a Mediterranean Diet common across all regional variation of the diet, from Southern Europe, to the Middle East (Israel/Lebanon) and North Africa.
- Discuss variations of the traditional Mediterranean Diet based on culture, religion, and geography.
- Describe the health benefits of a Mediterranean Diet in terms of reduction of chronic disease risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.
- Asma Ahad
- Teresa Fung, ScD, RD
Planned with the Religion Member Interest Group