This e-learning programme is addressing whoever wishes to learn about the Mediterranean food products and diet, their historical evolution and related “immaterial” cultural goods as well as the central role of food in sustainable development.
Months of entry
This e-learning programme aims to introduce participants to and raise their awareness about the typical Mediterranean food products and diet, as well as the intangible cultural heritage and goods that are related to food:
- social status;
- culinary practices and tools;
- and values.
In this section the basic Mediterranean food dimensions will be presented, along with the scope of the e-course, the main objectives of the e-course and the content – structure of the e-course.
Lesson 1 Introduction
Food, biodiversity and the Mediterranean landscapes
How the landscape and the environment (the climate and the natural resources, water, biodiversity) “shaped” and “defined” the production of food in the Mediterranean region (based on particular cases from agriculture, livestock and fisheries).
Lesson 1 Food, biodiversity & the Mediterranean terrestrial environment & landscapes
Lesson 2 Food, biodiversity & the Mediterranean aquatic environment & landscapes
Evolution of food and nutrition in the Mediterranean
A historical overview of the evolution of food and diet from antiquity to our days, with a particular focus on the establishment of the famous Mediterranean "triad": vine & wine, olives & oil, bread & cereals.
Lesson 1 The natural evolution of human activities directly related to food
Lesson 2 Impacts of history on the Mediterranean Food I
Lesson 3 Impacts of history on the Mediterranean Food II
Lesson 4 The Mediterranean triad I: the vine & the wine, the olive tree & oil
Lesson 5 The Mediterranean triad II: cereals & their products
Lesson 6 Other characteristic Mediterranean foodstuff and products
Importance of the mediterranean diet to human health
The principles of a healthy diet. The Mediterranean diet pyramid. The significance of the Mediterranean diet to human health.
Lesson 1 Importance of the Mediterranean diet to human health
Food security within sustainable development
The "nexus" of food, energy, water and ecosystem security. The environmental impact of food production. The sustainable production of food. The impact of consumers’ choices when it comes to diet and food.
Lesson 1 Food security within sustainable development
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office