Mediterranean diet



Knowing the right foods and the importance of nutrition and its values can be quite confusing for many of us today. Luckily, there are some experts out there that have something in common: They try to combine their passion and knowledge to motivate, support and help others in the best possible way to lead a better and healthier life through nutritional education. This is why it is very important to work with a registered nutritionist or dietitian in developing a personalized nutritional program specific to your requirements.

They can help you treat chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure whilst also guiding you to take a step by step approach over time and gain a comprehensive understanding of nutritional values. This will help you lose weight, attain fitness, increase energy level and give you a sense of overall well being. They also provide support and help stay in tune with healthy eating habits if you have an eating disorder, food allergies and also teach you to become familiar with a wider range of new simple, delicious and nutritious meals.

Amy is a food historian, culinary anthropologist and Mediterranean Diet advocate who makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs, both in the United States and abroad. As an award-winning, best-selling author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert and educator, Amy Riolo is known for sharing history, culture, and nutrition through global cuisine.
Instagram: @aasriolo

Alexandria Zozos, MS, RDN, LD is a Mediterranean Lifestyle specialist and founder of the Mediterranean Nutrition School. “At the Mediterranean Nutrition School we believe that good food doesn’t have to be sacrificed for good health. We teach the basics of food and nutrition and introduce recipes inspired by generations of mediterranean family traditions. We take the guesswork out of your kitchen so you can get back to living your best life. There is something to be said for a way of eating that is consistently voted best “diet” year after year with decades of research to back it up.”
Instagram: @mediterraneannutritionist

Dimitra Papamichou, PhD (c) – M.Sc. Diet. & Nutr., was born and raised in Greece, homeland of the Mediterranean Diet. She is a PhD candidate at Murdoch University and holds a MSc. in Applied Dietetics and Nutrition. She has been involved, in researching the ‘Mediterranean Diet’, and in ‘Weight Management Programs’ in the School of Medicine, at the University of Athens. Vastly experienced within the Media Dimitra presents a weekly segment about nutrition and wellbeing on SBS Radio in Sydney.
Instagram: @mediterranean_nutritionist and @dimidiet

As a Clinical Nutritionist and Mediterranean Diet advocate, Michelle Mercer sees “Food as medicine” and is specialised in pain. She has a keen passion for helping and educating others on the profound impact nutrients in food can have on both acute and chronic pain. “Most standard medical practices tend to treat pain with pharmaceutical drugs which can often lead to other complications and health issues. By addressing the cause of the pain as well as the symptoms, nutritional treatment will provide long term relief and not just mask it by use of prescription medications.”
Instagram: @eattotreatnutrition

Jamie, a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition, is passionate about working with children of all ages and medical backgrounds, incorporating the principles of the Mediterranean Diet as her food philosophy. Ashley, a nutrition enthusiast and mom of three, is constantly trying to inspire her busy kids to eat more veggies. Both women lost their mothers to cancer as children and are passionate about the role of healthy eating in the lives of families. Together, Ashley and Jamie started “The Mediterranean Movement” to help families achieve optimal health through a Mediterranean-inspired lifestyle! Be sure to check out their website for delicious and nutritious recipes, easy to follow meal plans, and tips for incorporating a Mediterranean Diet for the entire family!
Instagram: @mediterranean_movement

Katerina, RD, MSc (MedSci), PhD, was brought up in Corfu, a beautiful Greek island, by a granny that loved cooking for her family from her homegrown vegetables and fruit. She is a U.K. registered dietitian and a clinical nutritionist, and is currently working in academia as a Lecturer in Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow. In 2015, she founded “The Mediterranean Dietitian”, a website dedicated to her love for the Mediterranean diet and food, which has been featured in multiple media sources such as the Sunday Mail and BBC News. Katerina was also a finalist for the award “Health Blogger of the Year 2018”. “My vision is to provide evidence-based nutrition information and tasty recipes based on the traditional Mediterranean Diet, to achieve a healthier way of living.”
Instagram: @themediterraneandietitian
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Brynn McDowell, RDN, is a registered dietitian sharing tips, recipes and ways to incorporate a Mediterranean inspired diet and lifestyle into anyone’s home. She first discovered her passion for the Mediterranean diet when she visited France, Italy and Greece with her husband a few years ago. “I mean to eat healthy, but I also believe that food is meant to be shared, enjoyed, loved and celebrated.”
Instagram: @the_domestic_dietitian

“Fully Mediterranean” is where food, family, and living fully come together. With the Mediterranean Diet as a foundation, Pam Fullenweider, MS, RD, and her team empower individuals, families and organizations to make realistic and sustainable food and lifestyle choices that prevent disease and promote long-term health and well-being. Our mission is to provide strategies and tools needed to take action and make informed decisions to live a fuller, healthier life. “I grew up with a love for cooking from my mother and grandmother. My grandmother was from New Orleans so celebrating with food and family was just always a part of my life. It was always about food in my family – eating dinner together, sharing meals on Sundays and cooking for special occasions.”
Instagram: @fullymediterranean

Maria Zamarripa, MS, RD, is a Registered Dietitian who helps busy professionals conquer sugar cravings and reconnect with their health through real food and simple habits. “Good health starts at home with the things we do everyday. While food can be a powerful farmacy for your health, it’s not the only factor. I believe that sometimes a glass of wine with friends is healthier than a kale salad. I believe in finding balance and spending time doing what we love with the people we love. Because that, my friends, is the prescription for a healthy and happy life.”
Instagram: @foodfarmacistrd

Dimi, RDN, is a Sydney based Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She was fed up seeing clients on a daily basis who were struggling with their eating, blaming themselves for eating “bad or wrong foods”, ashamed for gaining weight, and stuck on the roller-coaster of strict dieting and weight re-gain. Dimi pours her passion into everything she does and everything that is the Mediterranean Diet. She enjoys how being a Dietitian allows her to connect with others and truly make a positive impact to their lives.

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