2nd International Conference on

Traditional Mediterranean Diet: Past, Present and Future

Focusing on Olive Oil and Traditional Food Products

20-22 April 2005

Athens, Greece

Mediet 2005

Under the Auspices of the:


Ministry of Development
Ministry of Tourism - Greek National Tourism Organisation
Municipality of Athens
Hellenic Food Authority
Food Industrial Research and Technological Development Company (ETAT S.A.)

With the official support of:


National Agricultural Research Foundation
Greek Association of Industries and Processors of Olive Oil
National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine
Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives
Chamber of Heraklion
Chamber of Messinia
Chamber of Lesvos
Chamber of Rethymno
Chamber of Chania
Prefecture of Messinia
Exporters' Association of Northern Greece



In a world of fast food, junk food, processed food and other similar “temptations,” traditional diets may be the only viable alternative even though many specialists believe that Traditional Mediterranean Diet is an endangered species.


The aim of this Second Conference in the Series is to examine the evolution, benefits and state of research on this diet, as well as the potential and problems associated with it’s survival.  The main focus of this year's conference will be on Olive Oil and Traditional Food Products.


The First MEDIET Conference was held on 21-23 April 2004, in Athens. Detailed information about this Conference is available on the web site





Evolution of the Mediterranean Diet
Mediterranean Diet and Current Research
Mediterranean Diet and Chronic Degenerative Diseases
Experience from Other Diets
Olive Oil and Health
Traditional Food Products
Spread of Mediterranean Diet amongst the population
Mediterranean Diet in Our Lives: Home Kitchen and Restaurant Cuisine



Who should attend


Researchers interested in macro and micronutrients
Food historians
Professionals interested in the promotion of sound health
Professional culinary education specialists
Food and beverage specialists
Producers of traditional products
Journalists specializing on food, wine and nutrition





The official language of the conference will be English. There will be simultaneous interpretation to/from Greek.

3rd International Conference on

Traditional Mediterranean Diet: Past, Present and Future

Focusing on Wine



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