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The Mediterranean Diet

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May 2015


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5th Intergovenrmental Meeting - Outcomes

The 5th intergovernmental meeting of the network of the seven countries inscribed to the Mediterranean Diet according to UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanities was successfully held on Monday 20 April 2015 under the Coordination of Greece. The meeting took place in the premises of the Harokopio University in Athens. The representatives of the competent Ministries of Croatia, Italy, Portugal Spain and Greece, along with the Mayors of the Emblematic communities, were present. The Moroccan and Cypriot delegates were absent.

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Food Tradition on Islands Od Hvar And Brač

As the basis of today's diet and those of their ancestors, the people of Brač and Hvar point out vines, olives, goat, sardines, all kinds of vegetables, legumes and grains. Basic cooking techniques are cooking (na lešo), baking (on the grill – gradele - or under the peka), dry (meat and fish) and salted (fish, olive). The usage of wild plants is widespread, and not just for medical purposes, but also in food preparing. Varenik, specific spice made of wine must (mošt) is the kind of a food that testifies the long-term dietary practices of the Mediterranean and Adriatic. Difference between everyday and festive food is still present, with the noticeably larger changes occurred in the everyday food/nutrition/dishes. Family festivities, and especially religious rituals consistently cherish the traditional way of eating, and the female members of the family have the role of in transmittion of knowledge about traditional food.

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International Congress on School Of MD

EMMBLEMATIC COMMUNITY OF SORIA
FUNDACIÓN CIENTÍFICA CAJA RURAL DE SORIA
DATES: 2nd half of Noviembre 2015

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II CERTAMEN FOTOGRÁFICO DIETA MEDITERRÁNEA

Fotografías enfocadas a la dieta mediterránea: Alimentación, salud, deporte, truficultura, micología, estilo de vida saludable, valores humanos, solidaridad…. Todo lo que implica vivir de una forma saludable.

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Attractive territories for a sustainable world - Expo Milano 2015

Attractive territories for a sustainable world is the title of the KIP International School Pavilion. It means that to feed the planet, governments, businesses and associations need to invest, above all, in local development. They must invest in and give value to the territory where people live and work together so they can produce the healthy and appropriate food they need.

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Expo Milano 2015 logo

Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium.

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