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Study after study points to the amazing health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet but that isn’t why we love it…We love the Mediterranean Diet because it is delicious!

One way we pay homage to this wonderful lifestyle is by celebrating International Mediterranean Diet Month in May.  This year, we have an extra fun program to help you discover (or rediscover) this gold-standard way of eating and living.

This May, to demonstrate that delicious and healthy Mediterranean inspired meals can be enjoyed anywhere, we are inviting you to participate in the world’s biggest (dare we say, first?) virtual Mediterranean Diet Dinner Party.  And guess what?  It lasts all month long so you have plenty of time to get in on the fun…and win weekly prizes and one grand prize. 

Here’s how it all works:

Enjoy Mediterranean Food at a Local Restaurant!

For those who want to eat out Med-style, Oldways has created two restaurant lists.  First, Oldways has partnered with to publish a list of casual-dining chain restaurants offering dishes that adhere to Med Diet standards based on healthy fat and sodium levels. Also, Oldways has created a “5 in 50” list, a hand-picked listing of 5 restaurants in each state (plus Washington, DC) that offer at least 1 of 5 different classic Mediterranean foods or dishes — Couscous, Falafel, Grape Leaves, Pesto, and Tapas.

Join the Virtual Med Diet Dinner Party!
Med Lovers can submit photos of themselves via Twitter and Facebook, enjoying meals with friends and family, prepared by restaurants

on Oldways’ two lists, at home, or at a Mediterranean restaurant of your choice, using the hashtag #MedMonth2014. Each photo will count as an entry for a weekly chance to win a copy of one of’s top selling Mediterranean Diet cookbooks, The Oldways 4-Week Mediterranean Diet Menu Plan, and will qualify you for a chance to win the grand prize, an assortment of delectable Mediterranean foods from Mediterranean Foods Alliance members.

You can also access Oldways’ expansive digital resources on the website, including links to health studies revealing the overwhelming health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, practical cooking tips, and a vast collection of delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes.  

So join in the celebration – at a local restaurant, at home or online – and enjoy some delicious and healthy Mediterranean food today and throughout the entire month of May!

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