May is Mediterranean Foods Month! The Mediterranean dietary eating pattern is one that centers around healthful plant-based foods as well as emphasizes other important aspects of a healthy lifestyle including, being social, acting mindfully and engaging in physical activity. This month we tasted olive oils and balsamic vinegars donated to our program from the Crushed Olive. We learned all about the health benefits of olive oil, what commonly used terms like expeller pressed, cold-pressed and refined mean and how to choose a good one!
Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in oncology and weight management in Long Island and in the New York City area. Wendy is the Nutrition Program Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, a 501c3. Connect with Wendy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and read more of her blog posts and download recipes at Food4HealthRD.com