“Food of the Month” promotes the Mediterranean Diet in the municipal markets of Tavira

Leaflet will disclose recipes with local and seasonal products

The Municipality of Tavira created the “Food of the Month”, a leaflet that, every month, will highlight “a protein, a vegetable and a fruit, through the dissemination of recipes with local and seasonal products”. The brochure will be distributed in the municipal markets of Tavira, Cabanas, Luz and Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo.

This municipality's initiative is intended to «safeguard, promote and enhance the Mediterranean Diet as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage, as well as a healthy lifestyle», says the municipality.

The recipes included in the leaflet will be provided by the Vila Real de Santo António School of Hotel and Tourism and nutritional information by the Tavira Health Center.

This is a partnership with the Algarve III – Sotavento Health Centers Group, the Tavira Health Center, the Vila Real de Santo António Hotel and Tourism School and the International Association of Paremiology.

The collaboration of the International Association of Paremiology (AIP_IAP) aims to contribute to the «transmission of oral heritage through the dissemination of proverbs related to food in evidence», stresses the municipality.

«The Mediterranean Diet was considered by the World Health Organization as a food standard of excellence», concludes the Municipality of Tavira.


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