The basics of the Mediterranean diet

Join LSU AgCenter nutrition agent Shakera Williams, MPH at noon Friday, February 18, as she discusses the basics of the Mediterranean diet in a virtual program. The Mediterranean style of eating emphasizes appropriate amounts of foods rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and unsaturated fats.  

 Did you know the Mediterranean diet is not really a diet at all, but it’s more of a lifestyle approach to eating based on the traditional food habits and eating practices of Mediterranean countries? The Mediterranean meal pattern is characterized by vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, whole grains, legumes, nuts, olive oil, yogurts, and cheeses, with smaller amounts of fish, seafood, eggs and poultry, and very little red meat or sweets.

To register for the virtual event, scan the QR code located on the flyer. 

Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 16.

Please contact the nutrition agent for more information below

Shakera Williams, MPH

Assistant Nutrition Extension Agent

Webster Parish Extension Office

318 – 371 – 1371

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the LSU AgCenter will make reasonable accommodations to enable persons with disabilities to engage in programs offered. Should you need an ADA accommodation, please contact Shakera Williams at 318 – 371- 1371 no later than 1 week before your accommodation is needed.

The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.


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