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A comeback to Mediterranean Diet

Fighting children and adolescent’s obesity through healthy and sustainable Mediterranean menus, tech tools and physical activity

Food towards a sustainable and healthier society

Research shows the sustainability and healthy qualities of Mediterranean diet.

Behavioural change to reduce obesity

Children and adolescent’s obesity has grown over the last years. Adherence to Mediterranean diet is key to reduce it again.


Med countries

Case studies


Working with children, adolescents and families

All materials and menus will be developed in collaboration with children and adolescents and will be shared through online platforms and tools.
The Project

Solutions to tackle children and adolescent’s obesity through the Mediterranean way of life

Although the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle is considered one of the healthiest dietary patterns, the Med region is paradoxically one of the areas where overweight and obesity are most prevalent in the world. Chronic diseases related with lifestyle are raising in Northern, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean areas. This is mainly due to the decline in adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MD) in the Med societies. DELICIOUS aims to reverse this decline by bringing its consumption back to Mediterranean societies starting from the demographic group who needs it the most: our children and adolescents. DELICIOUS will identify and understand the socio-economic and cultural factors hindering Mediterranean Diet adherence, and will provide innovative solutions for dietary shifts towards sustainable Mediterranean Diet.


Assessment of children and adolescent’s habits


Healthy and sustainable options

DELICIOUS will consider social, economic and environmental perspectives of the MD and will adopt an integrated approach for an effective food behaviour change, combining 6 specific actions:
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5 Mediterranean countries

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This project is part of the PRIMA programme supported by the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 2131

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