A tour around the Mediterranean Diet: Carbohydrates

Since it was founded, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) has always done its utmost to encourage the exchange of opinions, experience, information and ideas on issues related to diet and sustainable food production with a multidisciplinary approach, involving researchers, institutions and the general public.
A Stakeholder Workshop titled “A Tour Around the Mediterranean Diet: Carbohydrates”, with a specific focus on the role of carbohydrates in the Mediterranean diet, was held in Parma, Italy on 30 September.

For the event, internationally renowned experts were invited to analyse and provide greater clarity on the new scientific frontiers regarding the role of carbohydrates in our diets and to analyse the main communication challenges in the near future. The meeting included the drafting of a call to action: a document for civil society, the academic community and policy makers, which provides a clear and scientific summary of the key issues surrounding carbohydrates. It also highlights new models to use as starting points as we collectively identify the steps necessary to return to diets based on proper carbohydrate intake.
The call to action was officially presented during the 7th International Forum on Food & Nutrition, held 1 December at Bocconi University in Milan.

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CALL FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The BCFN Foundation held a public consultation on its Call to Action on the topic of “A tour around the Mediterranean Diet: Carbohydrates”. Following the workshop, a document was drawn up which brings attention to the role of carbohydrates in the Mediterranean diet and to the need for a shift in the current paradigm.

The Call to Action is addressed to the general public, the academic community and policy makers, providing a clear and scientific summary of the key issues concerning research and communication, and identifying the measures we need to adopt.

Interested parties were invited to participate in the public consultation by sharing reactions, comments, scientific opinions or examples of best practices on the selected topic.

The public consultation ended 15 February 2017.
A tour around the Mediterranean Diet: Carbohydrates
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