Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 1pm CT
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Gollub, LSU AgCenter Nutrition
The Mediterranean Diet is characterized by foods rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fats. But this approach to eating also considers the value of social connections and physical activity. These lifestyle factors help to improve health and reduce risk to chronic diseases.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Mediterranean diet, its influence on markers of health (e.g., blood pressure, blood sugar, body weight), and how to adopt key aspects of the Mediterranean Diet in a way that works for you.
Dr. Elizabeth Gollub, an Assistant Professor in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, LSU AgCenter, works closely with individuals, communities, and organizations to develop, implement, and assess innovative approaches to creating healthier environments, changing social norms, and diminishing health disparities. Through community nutrition programs and evaluation research, Dr. Gollub focuses on strategies aimed at routinizing healthier eating and physical activity behaviors while exploring the impact on health and quality of life.
Webinar Recording - Coming soon.
This webinar is part of a summer series of Inspired by Annie’s webinars sponsored by the Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) Louisiana and LSU AgCenter. For LSU AgCenter Annie’s Project program activities, contact the state coordinator, Maria Bampasidou at firstname.lastname@example.org
Associated publication: So just what is the Mediterranean diet...and why should I care?
Some Mediterranean Diet Recipes can be found here which include Walnut and Cucumber Gazpacho, Hummus, Spanish Garlic Shrimp, and Easy Mediterranean Salad.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture