We hope you enjoy the Mediterranean diet 12 months of the year. That said, each year in May we shine an extra spotlight on the fabulous ﬂavors and accessible, aﬀordable foods that make up this remarkable way of eating.
This month-long promotional campaign, created in 2009 by the Oldways Mediterranean Foods Alliance, generates awareness of the delicious foods and wide-ranging health beneﬁts associated with the Mediterranean diet and its vibrant lifestyle through media, supermarkets, health professionals and social networking.
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How Mediterranean is your Diet? We created a special (and fun!) quiz to let you stack your current eating habits up against the Mediterranean diet. Take our quiz now!
Global Celebrations. We have gathered and tracked all of the Mediterranean Diet Month blogs, articles, newscasts, and more. Stay updated on all the Med Diet Month happenings here.
Supermarket Sampling. A large number of supermarkets across the U.S. have hired registered dietitians to help shoppers understand the links between good food and good health. Oldways and the MFA created a special kit of resources for supermarket RDs, and invited as many stores as possible to plan Mediterranean events during May. Look for an olive oil tasting, a cheese tasting, a cooking demo, a food sampling, or some other enjoyable and educational event taking place in a store near you!
Mediterranean Diet Toolkit. Our ONE (Oldways Nutrition Exchange) program posts “Toolkits” of useful resources for health professionals to use in educating others — or for anyone wanting to learn on their own. Our “Shop and Taste the Med Diet” Toolkit contains everything you need to create a Med Month event at your workplace, from a PowerPoint and handouts to research and cooking demo scripts. (Sign up for ONE for free, in order to download resources from this Toolkit.)
Social Media Giveaways. Throughout the month of May, Oldways gave away our Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan and other freebies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also held a Twitter party on May 19 — details here.
Mediterranean Month Calendar. Take our Med Month challenge! Download our calendar of tips and ideas for every day of the month, to inspire you to take a step a day toward a healthier way of eating.
What are YOU doing to celebrate Mediterranean Diet Month? Check out our Mediterranean diet resources available free online, and our printed materials available in our webstore, and plan your own event, at your workplace, in your community, or at your own kitchen table. Email Lara Bertoia with your plans.