Fundación Dieta Mediterránea
Johann Sebastian Bach, 8 entlo 2ª
The Mediterranean Diet Foundation (FDM) is a non profit organization with a strictly scientific and cultural agenda, whose main objective is the safeguarding of the millennium old heritage shared by the populations of the Mediterranean basin, whose philosophy of life, food and culinary traditions have awakened the interest of eminent scientists from around the globe in the last few decades due to its role in the promotion of population well-being and environmental sustainability.
All FDM activities aim to promote Mediterranean sense of identity and cooperation among the countries of the basin.
In November 2008 FDM was recommended by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to provide advisory services to the Committee.
- Transnational Technical Coordinator of the Nomination Project for the inscription of the Mediterranean Diet on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO, jointly presented by governments of Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain.
- Dissemination of new research findings and updates regarding the Mediterranean diet through biennial International Conferences
- Workshops on intangible cultural heritage (mostly focused on food), health and sustainable development, addressed to children, students and consumers.
- Organisation of international meeting on intangible cultural heritage (last one was held on 17th and 18th September in Barcelona. For more details see the News Section www.candidaturadietamediterranea.org.
Publishing of books about the Mediterranean Diet, with volumes directed toward professionals as well as the general public.
- Local, national and European projects aimed to promote healthy diet and protect the continuity of Mediterranean Diet ant its practices.