Oldways

Inspiring good health through cultural food traditions and lifestyles.

Oldways Programs

Mediterranean Foods Alliance
Mediterranean Foods Alliance
Oldways -- creator of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid -- raises awareness of Mediterranean foods and flavors and the remarkably healthy Med Diet lifestyle.
Oldways Nutrition Exchange
Oldways Nutrition Exchange
This online resource provides information for supermarket dietitians to help bring more attention to healthy foods in grocery stores.
Whole Grains Council
Whole Grains Council
The Whole Grain Stamp and other creative WGC programs encourage people to switch to whole grains for better health.
Supermarket RD Symposium
Supermarket RD Symposium
This Oldways event inspires dietitians, health advisors, and food companies to work together to educate shoppers.
African Heritage & Health
African Heritage & Health
To improve the health of the African-American community, we celebrate the pleasures, culture and healthfulness of African heritage diets and foods.
Oldways Vegetarian Network
Oldways Vegetarian Network
The OVN aims to increase consumption of plant foods through education about their health benefits and the how-to's of cooking meatless dishes and meals.
Culinary Travel
Culinary Travel
Explore food, wine and culinary traditions on one-of-a-kind trips with Oldways chefs and experts, to learn the true heart of cultures worldwide.
Custom & Special Programs
Custom & Special Programs
Oldways has a long and proud track record of creating custom programs and co-branded materials to help shine a spotlight on traditional healthy foods.

Oldways Resources

Heritage Pyramids

The more we honor cultural differences in eating, the healthier we will be. (Michael Pollan) Oldways created the original Mediterranean Diet Pyramid in 1993. Now our family of Heritage Pyramids has grown to also include Asian, Latino, Vegetarian and African Heritage pyramids. Each one features a different traditional healthy eating pattern, showing at a glance the balance of real foods that support good health.

Shopping & Cooking

Cooking and healthy eating go hand in hand. We can show you how to work cooking into your busy life, with tips and shortcuts for making delicious, easy meals. From stocking your pantry on a budget to getting a good dinner on the table in minutes, we can help.

Good Food

We advocate for the healthful pleasures of real food – food that’s both good-tasting and good for us. Life is too short to eat anything that isn’t good in both senses of the word! Here we share useful information about some of our favorite ingredients, foods and drinks, that have been the focus of Oldways programming and research.

Health Studies

We've collected hundreds of intriguing health studies, and posted bite-size summaries of each one to give you insight into the science behind all Oldways programs. You can browse through the our entire collection of studies, or use our easy search tools. Related studies are also featured in each of our program areas.

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