Translating the Mediterranean Diet in the South

Cooking Workshop

The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to have a positive impact on cardiovascular disease prevention and is now being widely implemented. Cardiovascular disease rates are extremely high in the “stroke belt” in the southeastern U.S., but dietary patterns are quite different from the traditional Mediterranean diet. Alice Ammerman of University of North Carolina’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, has adapted and tested an alternative “Med-South” diet.

All cooking workshops will be team-taught by a culinary and health professional, offering you the best advice from each world.


Presenters

Thomas Keyserling

Thomas Keyserling

Thomas Keyserling, M.D., MPH, is an internist with formal training in epidemiology and is associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine.


Alice Ammerman

Alice Ammerman

Alice Ammerman is Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Kaufman Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She serves as co-course director for Healthy Eating in Practice.