a nonprofit food & nutrition education organization
Inspiring good health through cultural food traditions and lifestyles.
What Oldways offers…
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.
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.
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.
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.