May is Mediterranean Diet Month, and a perfect time to brush up on the basics of this wildly popular eating style. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes wholesome fruits, vegetables, legumes and mono- & polyunsaturated fat, while also incorporating lifestyle modifications and a unique approach to eating that is worth highlighting. This webinar will shine a light on a bit of the research supporting the diet’s impact on health and offers practical ways to bring the Mediterranean diet to your own table.
During this webinar, we will:
- Review the significant features of the Mediterranean diet
- Discuss recent science that supports the benefits of this way of living
- Share simple tips for incorporating Mediterranean eating strategies into one’s own diet
- Highlight how to use Guiding Stars to facilitate following the Mediterranean diet
- The Mediterranean Diet: A History of Health
- Oldways: The Mediterranean Diet
- Mediterranean Diet Pyramids
- Lyon Diet Heart Study
- Predimed Study
- Whole Grains Council: Whole Grain Stamp
- Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020, Mediterranean Diet Eating Pattern
- Archived Guiding Stars Webinars (Cooking on a Budget, Healthier Home Cooking, Mindful Melas, etc)
- United Nations Mediterranean Diet website
As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight.
She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.
Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Nutrition and Dietetics Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.