Healthy diet: Perceptions & Attitudes of the Greek Public 16/02/2022

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Αdult Greeks care enough but not as much as they should for a healthy diet, according to the findings of a recent Panhellenic research that was conducted last November and presented on the 16th February 2022 by Athanasios Kristallis, Executive Director at the Center of Excellence in Food, Tourism and Leisure and Associate Professor at The American College of Greece during an online collaborative event between the Institute of Public Health and the Center of Excellence in Food, Tourism and Leisure of the American College of Greece, discussing healthy eating and exercise.


Some Greeks have embraced a healthy lifestyle with enthusiasm (38%), others are more skeptical (19%), while the majority has an undecided or even hostile position concerning those matters. When it comes to our children, they eat more than they should, spend a lot of time in front of a screen and exercise less than they should. Our general awareness and sensitivity may have improved over the past few years, but there is still a lot to be done in order for the general public to understand that a healthy lifestyle does not concern appearances only: it is deeply connected to the state of our health and it constitutes a valuable means to prevent or cure disease, like diabetes, obesity and more. The online discussion was organized by the Institute of Public Health – The American College of Greece.


You can watch the lecture (in Greek) below: