-Mediterranean Diet Communications-

Food and Nutrition Writing

Elena is an experienced food, nutrition and health writer with 20 years experience. She provides engaging articles and stimulating content for websites, blogs, magazines, trade publications, newsletters, food and beverage companies, super markets and food related businesses.


As a Mediterranean diet expert, Elena partners with organizations and companies with a Mediterranean diet and cuisine focus. She can provide nutrition consulting for product, service and program development. This includes development of marketing materials such as pamphlets, brochures and press releases and management of Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest

Presentations, seminars, workshops and cooking demonstrations

Elena discusses health, food and the Mediterranean diet with different types of audiences. She is available to speak at conferences, fairs, companies, schools, universities and other facilities. Her presentations are available in both English and Greek.

Recipe Development

Elena believes that healthy and delicious food is the ideal way to improve your eating habits, with that in mind she develops recipes that combine these two components while following the principles of the Mediterranean diet. She is available for development of Mediterranean inspired recipes for organizations, companies, media, individuals.

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  • Reply Elena Paravantes RD April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Hello Jojo you can contact me by email for any information related to my services. Thanks!

  • Reply Butch Jefferson December 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Hi, Elena:
    My wife and I adopted a Mediterranean way of eating over 13 years ago. For the longest we have embraced a southern Italian approach to this “diet”, but over the last 3 or 4 years we’ve begun to appreciate the traditional Greek (Cretan ) way.
    Thanks for such a comprehensive, easy to read site. If you ever put out a cookbook, we’re on it.

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD December 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      Dear Butch,
      Thank you! Congratulations on your healthy eating. Thank you for sharing! No book…yet

      • Reply Robert July 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        Hi Elena,
        perhaps you can recommend a good book about the cretan diet?

        • Reply Elena July 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

          There is not that much out there in regard to a Cretan diet guide, but thee is a book by Nikos Psilakis, it is an older book, if you find that , it includes authentic Cretan recipes

  • Reply Julia Wallace January 30, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    where would you suggest we have Greek Easter dinner? we will be on Crete, but haven’t decided where. What do you suggest?
    We are 3 adults, one teen and a toddler (!)


    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD February 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Easter is a great time to be in Greece. There will be plenty of roasted lamb, and most villages and towns will roast lambs in the main squares. But any tavern will also be serving the traditional lamb as well. So I would just reserve beforehand.

  • Reply Andrea Strano November 11, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Very inspiring. Beautiful photos make the difference.

    • Reply Elena November 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Reply Julie August 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I would like to start eating a Mediterranean diet and to get my family to do this way of eating also. How would you suggest we start eating a Mediterranean diet. I have been trying to research the Mediterranean diet but it gets confusing when you find different facts about the Mediterranean diet. Thank you!

  • Reply CzechDaughter October 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    with weight loss in mind, what amount of walnuts is okay in 1 day?

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