Healthy Mediterranean Style Tool Kit


The typical American diet falls short of several key nutrients — 10 of them to be exact — while often exceeding recommended amounts of saturated fats, added sugars, sodium and total calories.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends making small shifts in the diet to help achieve a healthier eating pattern over time.

The CFA’s Menu Modeling Analysis shows how canned fruits, vegetables beans and lean meats/seafood can fit into a Healthy Mediterranean-Style Meal Plan and offer easy and affordable ways to close nutrient gaps.


Mediterranean Style

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Nutrition-Boosting Meal:

Salmon With Brown Rice, Canned Chickpeas & Beets

New recipe section added! Take a look below at a specific recipe that meets the suggested meal for dinner in the Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern. Click the card for the recipe, and download the dinner card below. 

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*Analysis conducted by Ketchum Registered Dietitians, May 1-June 10, 2016; based on a 2,000-calorie daily diet. All canned fruit assumed packed in its own juice; all canned vegetables/beans are low-sodium and drained/rinsed.