Webinar recording: The Modern Mediterranean Diet

Modern Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has often been heralded as the healthiest diet in the world, and this is your chance to get an insight into the ongoing research that supports these claims.

We will explore the traditional and modern Mediterranean diet and cuisine - its unique combination of ingredients, particular cooking methods and patterns of eating - and how we can translate its principles into our own practice.

"Perfect combination of providing (and translating) current evidence-base and providing practical recommendations. Loved it!" 
- Nutrition student.

Continuing Professional Development hours or points available for eligible DAA and NSA member.

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Presented by Associate Professor Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos on behalf of the Mediterranean Diet Research Group at La Trobe University. Dr Itsiopoulos will cover her areas of research looking into the Mediterranean diet including:

  • Healthy eating patterns in chronic disease prevention
  • Basic principles and health benefits of the traditional and modern Mediterranean diet, lifestyle and cuisine.
  • The AUSMED Diet: from principles to practice – translating the principles of the Mediterranean diet in Australian clinical trials.
  • Comparing the Mediterranean diet pyramid to the new Healthy Eating Pyramid
  • Practical tips for dietitians and health professionals on how to implement the Mediterranean diet.

Continuing Professional Development hours available for eligible DAA members (Professional Education Non-Assessed).

Presented by:

Dr Catherine Itsiopoulos MPH, PhD, APD, AN

Head of Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport and Associate Professor of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University

Catherine is a recognised leader in Dietetics and researcher in Mediterranean diet studies in Australia and internationally. She is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, a senior academic on the Australian Dietetics Council, and is the founding head of the department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University. Her current role is Head of Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport and previous roles include Associate Professor and Head of Discipline Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Canberra and Fellow of the Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Science in Diabetes at the University of Melbourne.

Catherine’s specific research area of interest is Mediterranean diet studies focusses both on migration impact on diet and lifestyle and chronic disease risk and dietary clinical trials using the traditional (archetypal) Cretan Mediterranean diet (and elements of) as intervention models in the prevention and management of metabolic syndrome, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. She has multiple publications to her name in this area including a cookbook featuring traditional Greek-style Mediterranean recipes, and leads the Mediterranean Diet Research Group at La Trobe University encompassing lead researchers in dietary clinical intervention studies.


Recorded: Tuesday 18 August 2015


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