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Annual Conference on Med Diet Returns to Nation's Capital

Jun. 10, 2019
By 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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