Lluís Serra Majem and Javier Aranceta, doctors in Medicine and Surgery and referents in the field of nutrition, defend a model of community feeding based on the Mediterranean diet to improve the health and quality of life of the population. For Serra Majem, “the Mediterranean diet is considered the best food model in the world and now the challenge is to take it to the most vulnerable sectors.” “We should spend more time buying and cooking, because that can lead to better health and a decrease in chronic diseases such as diabetes or obesity”, adds Aranceta.

Both have made these reflections during their admission as full academicians of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), in a solemn session that has been celebrated in Barcelona this Wednesday, 12 of July. Serra Majem has read the speech Dieta mediterránea: una visión global (Mediterranean diet: a global vision), while Aranceta has lectured on La nutrición comunitaria en el siglo XXI (Community nutrition in the twenty-first century). On behalf of the RAED have been answered the full academicians José Ramón Calvo and Maria Àngels Calvo, respectively.