About Us

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) is a thought leadership event series, designed to inform, inspire and promote the appreciation of ingredients and food practices distinctive of the Mediterranean cuisine. translating the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet into commercial opportunities in the United States.

The Mediterranean Diet is recognized by UNESCO as a Global Intangible Cultural Heritage (2010), symbol of a unique synergy between nature and culture distinctive of the Mediterranean countries and regarded as a universal value worldwide. It is a healthy, delicious and sustainable choice for the planet as well as a meaningful way to reduce obesity and other diseases in America.

Therefore, the MDR is playing a key role in repositioning the Mediterranean Diet as a competitive driving force to shape the current offering in high volume commercial and non-commercial food service, as well as retailers and restaurants. If you are looking to capitalize on and learn more about the #1 diet in the US, then you cannot miss the MDR programs, which provide the audience with solid scientific evidence from world-class scholars and insights from amazing food service operators, to gain a deep understanding of the health values, commercial benefits and market trends for Mediterranean foods in this dynamic, informative and interactive program.

Team 2021

October 26, 2018
Mary Angela Miller has spent over 30 years leading and feeding people. She grew up taking good food for granted. Until she tried to cook it herself.
Mary Angela Miller, MS, RDN, LD
March 4, 2021
David Neuman a/k/a EVOOGuy, is a 30-year industry veteran having built successful specialty/natural food businesses and brands.
David Neuman, a/k/a EVOOGuy
March 11, 2021
Brynn McDowell is a Registered Dietitian and creator of The Domestic Dietitian, a website dedicated to create a Mediterranean Lifestyle in their own home.
Brynn McDowell, The Domestic Dietitian
March 11, 2021
Nancy Harmon Jenkins is an authority on Mediterranean cuisines, on the Mediterranean diet and its consequences for good health.
Nancy Harmon Jenkins, author
November 29, 2016
Maria Loi, Chef
March 11, 2021
Joanne Weir, author
March 11, 2021
Rossella Rago is an award-winning cookbook author and entrepreneur, with a strong online platform that focuses on cooking, lifestyle, and travel. 
Rossella Rago, author
November 29, 2016
Elena Paravantes | Nutrition and Communications
Elena Paravantes, Nutrition and Communications
November 29, 2016
Amy Riolo is known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine. Amy makes frequent appearances on television and radio programs.
Amy Riolo, Writer and TV personality