MedEatResearch
Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet

The MedEatResearch Center has been founded in April 2012 at the University of Naples "Suor Orsola Benincasa". The aim of the Center is to study, valorize and promote the food cultural heritage of Southern Italy, and to increase exchanges of knowledge, traditions and social practices concerning food, nature and conviviality between the Mediterranean countries.

On the 16th of November 2010 the Mediterranean Diet was recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Fifty years before the American physiologist Ancel Keys discovered in Naples a particular pattern of food habits that he named with the new expression "Mediterranean Diet". This story is one of the main social, anthropological and pedagogical focuses of the Center.

The Pioneers of the Mediterranean Diet

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