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Annual Conference on Med Diet Returns to Nation's Capital

Jun. 10, 2019
Daniel Dawson

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Doctors, nutri­tion­ists, indus­try pro­fes­sion­als and olive oil enthu­si­asts will gather in Washington, D.C. later this month for the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable’s (MDR) annual conference. 

Taking place on June 27 in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the event will focus on pro­mot­ing nutri­tional edu­ca­tion in ele­men­tary and pri­mary school class­rooms; address­ing global chal­lenges for the adap­ta­tion of plant-based diets; and dis­cussing ways of pro­mot­ing and advanc­ing the Mediterranean Diet around the world.

There will also be a brief coun­try pre­sen­ta­tion about Cyprus, a small but sig­nif­i­cant pro­ducer of olive oil that is gen­er­ally less well-known than the larger pro­duc­ers in the region.

The Mediterranean Diet is a tes­ta­ment to the com­mon her­itage shared by the coun­tries bor­der­ing the Mediterranean Sea,” H.E. Marios Lysiotis, the Cypriot ambas­sador to the United States, said. 

The impor­tance of pro­mot­ing and rais­ing aware­ness on the Mediterranean Diet is evi­dent to all of us,” he added. Not only as a sym­bol of our shared her­itage but also in order to edu­cate oth­ers on its numer­ous health ben­e­fits, by exchang­ing ideas and rec­om­men­da­tions on ways we can work together to achieve this.”

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The event will be pre­ceded on June 26 by a Med Gala, which will be hosted by the Italian Embassy. The event will fea­ture music, danc­ing, tast­ings and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for those set to attend the annual con­fer­ence on the fol­low­ing day.

Registration is cur­rently open for both events and can be done on the MDR web­site.

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