Mediterranean Diet Expo (Oct.2018)

Sunday, 21 October 2018, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM [EAST]

29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia




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General Admission - All day entry (bookings essential) Partial Approval -$45.00

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Sunday, 21 October 2018, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM [EAST]

About the Events

Improving the lives of all Australians through a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle.

Two Greek Girls Cooking proudly present a world first - The Mediterranean Diet Expo! A day for all Australians to understand the unique advantages of the traditional Mediterranean food and lifestyle for health and wellbeing. 

Learn how to COOK – EAT – LIVE for chronic disease reduction in our community, by following the easy and delicious Mediterranean way of life. 

Dietitians Desi Carlos and Lisa Peterson of Two Greek Girls Cooking showcase a fantastic day at Brisbane’s Greek Club, where you can taste, learn and explore the scientifically proven Mediterranean diet and learn all about our Mediterranean culture and approach to life.

Our passion is to help all Australians cook, eat and live simply and healthily with a wonderful Mediterranean diet rich in flavour and nutrients. 

We have presentations from a wide range of medical experts, as well as a range of stalls to learn more about eating well for health and a long life. We hone in on the benefits of this diet for preventing diabetes, cancer, heart problems, brain diseases, digestive and blood disorders and promoting total body health from specialists in their fields.

Far from being just a health seminar, this is a total immersion in the wonders of Mediterranean living. We give you the chance to try some amazing local Greek produce for yourself with a selection of food stalls and the Greek Club’s restaurant Taverna offering deliciously healthy Greek food, wine and coffee. 

We also have a range of wonderful speakers and entertainers ready to welcome you into the Greek community. In true Mediterranean style, we offer plenty of fun with live Greek music, Hellenic Dancers and a Greek DJ. 

If you are a young Greek or Mediterranean, it’s a great opportunity to reignite your heritage and revisit the simple, traditional diet of your grandparents, now recognised as the optimal way of eating for disease prevention and longevity.

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About the Organizer

The Mediterranean Diet Expo is brought to you by Desi Carlos and Lisa Peterson of Two Greek Girls Cooking. Lisa and Desi are Brisbane based dietitians and nutritionists with over 30 years combined experience in private practice. Their vision with Two Greek Girls Cooking is to educate and inspire all generations and ethnicities in Australia to encompass a scientifically proven way of eating based on the Mediterranean diet. This promotes the enjoyment of delicious food, at the same time as providing high nutrition for long-term health. Their lifestyle book Mediterranean Eating Cook-Eat-Live (available online and through selected bookshops) is a comprehensive plan for adopting the Mediterranean lifestyle as the optimal way to live for chronic disease prevention and longevity. All recipes are traditional family treasures modified to reflect the Two Greek Girls Ground Rules for calorie controlled and nutritionally balanced meals following the Mediterranean Eating Food Pyramid. “Our cookbook is filled with delicious, flavour punching recipes, nourishing for the soul and your health. The whole family will enjoy them!” Two Greek Girls also hold regular Mediterranean Nourish Workshops to teach people how to nourish their bodies through workshop activities, cooking demonstrations and education.


Event Speakers

Dr David M Colquhoun, MBBS, FRACP, CSANZ

Consultant Cardiologist at Wesley Private Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital and Medical Director of CORE Research Unit

Assoc. Prof David Colquhoun is a cardiologist in clinical practice, active in research & chief author of 2008 NHFA Statement on omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease updated 2015. He is President of the Qld Branch of the National Heart Foundation of Aust. (NHFA) and Co-President of Clinical and Preventative Cardiology Council of the Cardiac Society of Aust. and NZ (CSANZ). Member of the National Institute of Complimentary Medicine & Scientific Committee of Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation
Dorothea Vallianos, BPsych (Hons), MClinPsych, M.A.P.S

Clinical Psychologist

Dorothea Vallianos, is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. Dorothea holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology was conferred in 1995. She is a Member of APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Her breadth of experience has included being a regular guest speaker and host on 96.5FM Talking Life, providing workplace, community and school-based programs and contributing to books, newspapers and magazines.
Andrea Kazoullis, BSc, MPhil, GCHEd.

School of Dentistry, University of Qld

Andrea is a PhD candidate with the School of Dentistry at the University of Queensland and lectures there. Andrea has been involved in the publication of several studies involving oral health and oral microbiol. She was awarded a Master of Philosophy for her research into differential gene expression associated with immune response pathways to oral candida albicans infection. Andrea is of proud Greek heritage, and a serving member of the Australasian Hellenic Education Progressive Association.
Desi Carlos, BAppSc, Grad Dip NutrDietet, & Lisa Peterson, BHsc (Hons)

Two Greek Girls Cooking, Dietitians & Nutritionists Tree of Life Nutrition, Authors Mediterranean Eating

Desi and Lisa are Accredited Practicing Dietitians and Nutritionists working in private Practice at Tree of Life Nutrition. Together they are Two Greek Girls Cooking, and authors of Mediterranean Eating - Cook, Eat, Live. Their combined 30 years experience in private practice has inspired them to embrace the traditions of their Mediterranean heritage to enable all Australians to live a healthier and longer life.