St. Paul’s Hospital to launch Mediterranean diet course for the public

St. Paul’s Hospital is making plans to train hundreds, if not thousands, of people to eat according to the principles of the life-saving Mediterranean diet.

“Truly changing the way you eat is a massive undertaking,” said physician Andrew Ignaszewski, who is head of Cardiology at the hospital. “For people with a northern European or Eastern European pedigree, the Mediterranean diet does not come naturally, the specifics are not intuitive and need to be taught.”

The course is likely to include educational seminars, group counselling and regular support sessions spread over at least a year, including shopping excursions and cooking instruction.

Randy Shore reports

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