Welcome to the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable is a think tank organizing inspirational and experiential events, where Scientists and Food Industry leaders and influencers connect. Since 2015, the MDR has attracted hundreds of participants from the US and Mediterranean Countries.

Recent recipes

June 15, 2020
Authentic Greek Salad (Horiátiki Salata)
Authentic Greek Salad (Horiátiki Salata) In 2014, I visited Greece for the first time. I had waited my entire life to eat real Greek food seeing […]
June 15, 2020
Black Eyed Peas with Fresh Dill, Olive Oil and Orange Slices
Black Eyed Peas with Fresh Dill, Olive Oil and Orange Slices  Black eyed peas with Fresh Dill, Olive Oil and Orange Slices is one of […]
July 23, 2019
Caprese Eggplant Steaks
Caprese Eggplant Steaks For those night we really need a vegetable in our lives we turn to these steaks. These grill up quickly with minimal prep […]
June 7, 2018
Greek Turkey Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki
Greek Turkey Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki    

Testimonials

  • Ken Toong | Executive Director of University of Massachusetts, U-Mass Dining
    Two words come to mind to describe the first MDR – educational and inspirational, as well as a wonderful opportunity for networking. I learned so much more about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and additional attributes of some of the main components such as olive oil. I came away from the Summit wanting to implement even more Mediterranean concepts on our menu.
    Ken Toong
    Executive Director at UMass Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Rafi Taherian | Yale Dining
    Mediterranean Diet Roundtable provides a forum for operators, researchers, growers and manufactures with focus on cuisines and food that is not only seductive and delicious but also promotes health and wellness. Yale Dining uses these principals in many aspects of its recipe development and menu engineering.
    Rafi Taherian
    Executive Director of Yale University Dining
  • Sara Baer-Sinnott | Oldways
    The organizers did a masterful job, bringing together a varied group of people, to tell an interesting and inspiring story of bringing the good health and great tastes of the Mediterranean Diet to new audiences.
    Sara Baer Sinnott
    Oldways
  • John Lawn | Authority on the Food Service Market
    The agenda provided an excellent mix of scientific research, culinary overviews and practical application case studies, all focused on the role that traditional Mediterranean regional cuisines can play in a healthy diet. I particularly liked the scientific overviews of recent research and the noncommercial market segment case studies that showed how these principles can be adapted for large-volume meal production in real life circumstances.
    John Lawn
    Former Editor of Food Management Magazine
  • Elena Paravantes | Nutrition and Communications
    For the first time an event gathered professionals from different backgrounds and showed how a Mediterranean diet can be appropriate for a variety of settings. This event showed us that the Mediterranean diet is easy to apply in any setting: from colleges to hospitals, affordable and has the science to back it up. With the right presentation and preparation consumers, students, patients embrace this delicious and healthy eating pattern.
    Elena Paravantes, RD
    Food and Nutrition Consultant, Writer, Speaker
  • Susan Reef | US Food Safety Corporation
    The panelists presentations were on the level expected for the highly educated audience.
    Susan Reef
    US Food Safety

Sponsors

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July 1, 2020

Biology of Kindness: a conversation with Immaculata De Vivo, MD, PHD

Join us for a new MDR LIVE CAFE! Biology of Kindness: a conversation with Immaculata De Vivo, MD, PHD Connect on FACEBOOK on Sat. July 11 […]
July 1, 2020

Functional nutrition and hormonal response: a conversation with Dr. Sara Farnetti

Join us for a new MDR LIVE CAFE! Functional nutrition and hormonal response: a conversation with Dr. Sara Farnetti Gain health and reverse aging process through […]
June 15, 2020

A Mediterranean lunch with Bill Bradley

A Mediterranean lunch with Bill Bradley Mediterranean Living The first MDR cooking experience! Thu, June 18 at 11.30 AM EST MDR Facebook Live How the foods […]

Recent articles

June 25, 2020
“Extra” Confused About Olive Oil?
“Extra” Confused About Olive Oil? You’re not alone. Market research reveals that consumers have a lot of confusion about olive oil. For this reason, the NAOOA […]
June 2, 2020
In Sickness and in Health: Mediterranean Diet Applications across the Continuum of Care
In Sickness and in Health: Mediterranean Diet Applications across the Continuum of Care Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND A thought-leadership conference was held with food […]
May 29, 2020
Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: halting biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system
Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: halting biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system Today, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature […]
April 27, 2020
COVID 19: review of a classic about healthy eating
COVID 19: review of a classic about healthy eating Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later Posted November 06, 2013, 3:13 pm Heidi Godman […]