The Mediterranean diet: a key solution to fighting obesity and support sustainability


Press release

On the occasion of Mediterranean Day, the PRIMA Foundation
organises a webinar on the challenges and opportunities of this healthy and sustainable eating pattern Barcelona, 18 th of November 2021 According to World Health Organization
( c hildhood obesity, resulting from a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy
eating habits, has tripled in the last 30 years 18% of children and teenagers
aged 5 19 are overweight. This number is notably higher in the Mediterranean
countries, where fast food and pre cooked meals replace the traditional Medi-
terranean diet, based on fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains and healthy
fats. Recogni s ed by UNESCO as one of the healthiest in the world this dietary
pattern is more sustainable


PRIMA programme is supported by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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