The past 3rd, 4th and 5th of March, the MedDiet Info Point training was held in Alexandria, Egypt. This Info Point Training Course was organized and managed by CEEBA and ASCAME, in the framework of the European Project MedDiet from the ENPI CBC Programme.
The objective of the training was to create and train a network of info-points in the Mediterranean Basin in order to increase the awareness of consumers and businesses and of SMEs (in particular restaurants) about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet (MD).
The specific objective of the creation of Info Points is to spread and stimulate the effective use of the Mediterranean Diet Knowledge System and MED DIET Quality Label for Restaurants through the support of officers from Chambers of Commerce, business support organizations and nutritional education centers of the different partner countries of the project trained in this field.
The conclusions of the training course showed the importance to involve the local authorities in order to support the MedDiet Info Points, as the official vehicle of promotion for the Mediterranean Diet in their countries.
Moreover, the participants emphasized the need of a continuation of the project, in order to implement this initiative as a key issue for all the countries of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe.
A total of 21 organizations from different countries such as Spain, Greece, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt participated to the training held in Alexandria. Their commitment with the MedDiet Info Points will be decisive to increase the awareness of the Mediterranean Diet.