Faculties and centres
The course Mediterranean Diet: Food and Health focuses its study on the role of nutrition in the promotion of health. Numerous epidemiological and experimental nutrition studies show that Mediterranean countries enjoy rates of morbidity due to lower chronic diseases and their life expectancy is higher, which is attributed to the Mediterranean Diet. This subject intends to deepen in the knowledge of the characteristics that make that diet is considered the most healthy, sustainable, satisfactory, safe and social food model.
Describe the advanced scientific evidence that endorses the healthy effect of the Mediterranean Diet.
Define from an advanced nutritional point of view the different foods that are part of the Mediterranean Diet and the instruments to evaluate the adherence of the population to this food pattern.
Analyze the relationship of Mediterranean diet with the health and prevention of chronic diseases.
Plan a dietary menu based on the pattern of the Mediterranean Diet