The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients.
The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many positive health benefits and is one of three dietary patterns recommended within the DGAs. However, people often forget that eggs can and should be included in this healthy eating pattern. In order to increase awareness of this, the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) partners with the Oldways’ Mediterranean Foods Alliance (MFA), a program that helps people discover Mediterranean foods and flavors, to educate individuals on the benefits of including eggs in this healthy eating pattern.
For more information on eggs and the Mediterranean Diet, explore the following materials:
- Eggs and the Traditional Mediterranean Diet blog post
- What is the Mediterranean Diet? handout
- Mediterranean Cobb Salad recipe video with ENC Advisor Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH RD, LD
- Splurging on Spice blog post (with protein breakfast bowl recipe)
- Eggs in a Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern blog post