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.