Med Diet 4.0: the Mediterranean diet with four sustainable benefits

Dernini S., Berry E. M. , Serra-Majem L., La Vecchia C., Capone R., Medina F. X. , ...More

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, vol.20, no.7, pp.1322-1330, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1368980016003177
  • Title of Journal : PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1322-1330


Objective: To characterize the multiple dimensions and benefits of the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet, in order to revitalize this intangible food heritage at the country level; and to develop a multidimensional framework - the Med Diet 4.0 - in which four sustainability benefits of the Mediterranean diet are presented in parallel: major health and nutrition benefits, low environmental impacts and richness in biodiversity, high sociocultural food values, and positive local economic returns.