For decades, the Mediterranean diet (MD) has been acknowledged as one of the healthiest lifestyles due to the different studies that support its proven health benefits. However, one of the main problems is that there is a need for support for decision-makers when creating context-specific policies that can translate the MD benefits into profitable interventions to increase its adherence in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Within the Md.net project, a report was created containing a review of regional/national policies and Smart Specialization Strategies collected from each partner that favors the MD and tourism.
A total of 128 policies were collected, both national (57) and local (71). the increase in these policies in the last two decades must be highlighted, showing the progressive interest of public administrations in consolidating this food pattern among the population, to promote health and safeguard this millenary heritage.