The Mediterranean Diet

Identifies the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discusses their traditional way of life. Describes the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid. Explains the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life. Discusses the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases. Describes how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.
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Hour 1

  1. Introduction
  2. An Overview of the Mediterranean Region
  3. Food-Based Dietary Guidelines
  4. The Mediterranean Food Guide Pyramid

 

Hour 2

  1. What The Research Shows
  2. Olive Oil and Health
  3. The French Paradox
  4. A Few Words About Smoking

 

Hour 3

  1. Coffee, Caffeine, & Cardiovascular Risk
  2. How Does The Mediterranean Diet Stack Up Against Low-Fat or Low-Carbohydrate Plans?
  3. Other Aspects of The Mediterranean Way
  4. Conclusion
  5. Post Test

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discuss their traditional way of life.
  2. Describe the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid.
  3. Explain the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life.
  4. Discuss the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases.
  5. Describe how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.
Instructor A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Contact Hours: 3
# of Pages 59
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