Mediterranean Diet

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The study day will equip you with practical strategies for implementing a Mediterranean diet in dietetics practice, and provide updates on the scientific and epidemiological evidence that underpins this diet.

The course is taught at the College Lane Campus. The teaching team includes Dr Hoffman and Dr Gerber, authors of “The Mediterranean Diet: Health and Science”, a leading lecturer in dietetics, and a local GP. 

Why choose this course?

This course is for dietitians, nutritionists, public health workers and researchers who wish to learn more about the Mediterranean diet and how it can be used in practice to manage selected chronic disorders.

The course content will include:

  • the key constituents of a Mediterranean diet;
  • demonstrations of cooking skills and how to design appropriate meal plans based on the principles of a Mediterranean dietary pattern;
  • methods for assessing adherence to a Mediterranean diet;
  • the experimental and epidemiological evidence for the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet;
  • the underlying scientific basis by which a Mediterranean diet helps prevent and manage selected chronic disorders, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cancers and neurodegenerative disorders. 

Extensive use will be made of group sessions enabling students to focus on their own particular areas of interest.

When does this module run?

Saturday 4 October, 2014 (10 am - 6 pm)

Contact Details

Dr Richard Hoffman - Course Leader  
T: 01707 284526   E:



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
04/10/201404/10/2014Saturday 10:00 - 18:00£95Apply online

Course fees

£95 (Includes lunch and refreshments)