Author Archives: Vicky.Unesco

Greek Orthodox Easter: Religious Traditions, Customs and Food Habits

Easter –‘Pascha’ in Greek– is considered the greatest celebration of the Eastern Orthodox Church and is demonstrated with religious ceremonies followed by various customs. Easter symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is commemorated all over the mainland as well as the islands and is an important family feast. Its roots originate from […]

Today’s Mediterranean Diet in Greece: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Survey—HYDRIA

This study aimed to investigate the food and macronutrient intake of the population in Greece and evaluate its adherence to the Greek traditional Mediterranean diet. Methods: Adults over 18 years old (n = 4011) were included from the 2013–2014 National Health and Nutrition survey—HYDRIA. Dietary intake was collected using two 24-h recall interviews and a […]