WASHINGTON – USA The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable™ held their annual Ambassadors’ Breakfast in Washington D.C. to proceed its work in elevating consciousness on the significance of the Mediterranean Diet. The breakfast was hosted by her Excellency, The Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou, at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C. The breakfast was attended by representatives of many Embassies and the European Union, meals service administrators of schools and hospitals, policymakers, importers, producers, and students, mirroring the holistic method distinctive of all MDR occasions. Also in attendance was Mr. Konstantinos Tsiaras, the Minister of Justice of Greece. Following a Mediterranean immersive breakfast, sponsored by Loumidis Foods and that includes the imported genuine merchandise from Greece from producers akin to Olympus Dairy, Paliria, Papadopoulou, Ioniki Sfoliata and others and ready by the CAVA meals group.
The morning’s program, following introductory remarks by Ambassador Papadopoulou, featured Mr. Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality and famend doctor and Harvard professor Dr. Stefanos N. Kales. Mr. Taherian spoke about his group’s use of the wealthy plant-focused Mediterranean Diet in Yale University’s try to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030). Dr. Stefanos Kales shared his work in establishing the Hellenic Center for Excellence in Health & Wellness on the island of Crete, designed to supply an experiential journey targeted on the advantages of the Mediterranean Diet in sensible phrases.
About the MDR
The MDR is enjoying a key function in repositioning the Mediterranean Diet as a aggressive driving drive to form the present providing in excessive quantity industrial and non-commercial meals providers, in addition to retailers and eating places. Our influential applications rejoice the well being advantages of the Mediterranean Diet and life-style, translating them into industrial alternatives. In addition to the conferences and different unique gatherings (akin to the Ambassadors’ Breakfast in Washington, DC), the MDR gives counseling in creating culinary experiences, cultural applications, and e-commerce. Recognized by UNESCO (2010) as a Global Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Mediterranean Diet is valued internationally for its distinctive synergy of nature, tradition, and well being. The MDR is the solely occasion of its form and is a signature of Accent PR. Additional data might be discovered at mdrproject.com.
About Rafi Taherian
As the Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality (YH), Rafi Taherian leads with a robust perception and dedication to leverage YH’s operations in creating alternatives for engaged
studying, innovation, and sustainable practices. Yale’s mission of analysis, educating, preservation, and observe of data is translated into the language of meals and its supporting methods by all divisions of the YH group. Rafi’s ongoing engagement with meals trade professionals and thought leaders outcomes in many initiatives at the native, regional, nationwide, and worldwide ranges that assist a plant-centric method. The workforce creates craveable menus that aren’t solely higher for the folks and higher for the planet however are additionally developed utilizing moral and humane practices at each stage of the meals system. YH is a strong group that serves greater than 15,000 meals per day with a workforce of over 850 and comprised of three operational divisions, which regularly ship best-in-class hospitality practices. With over 35 years of trade expertise, Rafi is invited to current at nationwide and worldwide conferences and is a recipient of quite a few trade awards and recognitions together with the Silver and Gold Plate Awards by the International Food Manufacturer Association.
About Dr. Stefanos N. Kales
Dr. Stefanos N. Kales is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Professor & Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency at the Harvard School of Public Health. He can be Chief of Occupational Medicine/Medical Director for Employee Health at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard affiliated hospital system. Dr. Kales has participated in a variety of medical/public well being analysis, advisory and educating actions on 5 continents ensuing in over 200 publications and large recognition nationally and internationally, serving on the editorial boards of a number of biomedical journals and is a school member in Harvard’s Cardiovascular Epidemiology Program, a multidisciplinary coronary heart illness prevention collaboration, and Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine. Stefanos Kales, Dr. Kales has acquired high tutorial prizes in the area of occupational drugs, together with the 2013 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education and Research and 2014 Harriet Hardy Award for excellent scientific contributions to the area. Dr. Kales’ final objective is to make use of modern approaches to disseminate wholesome Medite1Tanean consuming in colleges, workplaces and hospitals. Dr. Kales not too long ago co-authored the “Textbook of Lifestyle Medicine” (Wiley & Sons publishers).
About Loumidis Foods
Loumidis Foods goals to redefine the idea of ‘premium products’ with modern concepts that protect the conventional preparations of our meals—however with trendy sustainability for at the moment’s US market. This best-in-class group, now in its thirtieth yr of operation, gives excellent service to their prospects, experience in provide chain administration, and our huge expertise in importing and distribution making product placement inside meals service, collegiate eating, and US Retail a actuality. The household’s historical past of an sincere work ethic are the core values as they supply accountable illustration to the many manufacturers of their portfolio.
A rigorously curated vary of merchandise proudly presents Greece’s most trusted and iconic manufacturers with their high quality Mediterranean merchandise steeped in high quality, custom, and authenticity. Their model companions should not in contrast to their very own firm, with legacies simply as previous since the household’s introduction of Loumidis Papagalos Greek Coffee, over a century in the past. Let the traditions of their trusted model companions be the most interesting merchandise in your kitchen. Additional data might be discovered at loumidisfoods.com.