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The ModiMed diet is simple and nutritious.

Unpacking the ModiMed diet: the guiding principles

The ModiMed Diet was based on a high consumption of vegetables, wholegrain and fruits.

As discussed in the previous step, the ModiMed diet recommendations were based on consumption of 12 food groups. Let’s have a closer look at each food group, the suggested number of serves and the serve size:

Mod*i*Med pyramid table
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Top tips to follow the ModiMedDiet

The dietary recommendations also included several tips to facilitate decision making around food. These included the following:

  1. Select fruits, vegetables and nuts as a snack. Include 30g (1.5 tablespoons) of unsalted nuts daily.
  2. Include vegetables with every meal. Eat leafy greens and tomatoes every day.
  3. Reserve sweets for special occasions only.
  4. Choose water as the best drink.

The ModiMed was designed to facilitate positive change and improve diet quality by including an abundance of accessible, appealing and nutritious recommendations and meal ideas.

Your task

Based on the recommendations for the ModiMed diet, evaluate your own daily dietary intake and post 3 possible changes you could make on the My next move is … Padlet wall.

Take time to explore the changes recommended by other learners.

What do you think influenced their recommendations?


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