The Mediterranean diet focuses on eating foods that mainly come from plants, such as whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables. It also suggests eating healthy fats like olive oil instead of butter, replacing salt with herbs and spices and consuming mostly white meat like fish and chicken, instead of red *meat.
This online course aims to introduce participants to and raise their awareness about the typical Mediterranean food products and diet, as well as the intangible cultural heritage and goods that are related to food: customs, traditions, social status, culinary practices and tools, ceremonies, and values. This course is ideal for anyone interested in nutrition and its multicultural dimensions.
Furthermore, the course offers you an exciting journey to explore cultures and traditions of the Mediterranean countries and how they differ when it comes to recipes, food production and ways of cooking. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage category. After successfully completing the lessons, the participant will receive a training certificate.
Professor University of Athens, UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean