Portugal 2023

  1. Navigating the Portugal Food Culture

  2. Porto, Portugal

  3. May 28 – June 5, 2023


  5. Pedro Graça, PhD, Sara Rodrigues, PhD, and Colin Sage, PhD

  6. Continuing professional education for Registered Dietitians during an 8-day immersion to explore, experience and discover the beauty of the country and the unique food culture of Portugal. Based in Porto, the program begins on the University of Porto campus meeting with Nutrition and Food Science department faculty Pedro Graça, PhD, Sara Rodrigues, PhD and Colin Sage, PhD, setting the stage for the tours, tastings and experiences ahead. Visit Porto’s markets and sardine, cheese, and olive oil producers. Prepare and enjoy a Mediterranean focused four-course lunch with the department culinary faculty. Engage in conversations about the interdisciplinary research and dialogue fostered with the community for the campaigns aimed at promoting healthy eating habits among the Portuguese people. Enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes on a day-long visit to quintas (wineries) in the Douro Valley, the first demarcated wine region in the world (1756) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The program provides a perfect mix of scheduled activities and meals and the opportunity to discover and visit local sites and restaurants on your own.

    33 CPE units for Registered Dietitians 

  7. Cost $3300

  8. For 2023, registration is limited to past foodcultureology program participants. Please contact:
  9. to register.

Sun May 28 | Arrive in Porto. Check into hotel.

Meet over wine and hor d’oeuvres in the evening at the hotel.

Mon May 29 | Welcome and course introduction

University of Porto, Nutrition and Food Science faculty Dr. Pedro Graça, Dr. Sara Rodrigues, and Dr. Colin Sage

Welcome dinner

Tue May 30 | Sardine cannery tour

Creating a sustainable food system and food and nutritional security concerns around the world. Dr. Sage

Wed May 31 | Day trip to Aveiro area to visit cod fish museum and salt producer.

Thu June 1 | Guided supermarket tour.

Mediterranean Diet initiative and cooking lab
Integrated Portugal public health messaging, nutrition education and health promotion strategy

Fri June 2 | Day trip to visit Serra de Estrela cheese makers, olive oil producers, bread bakers, and alheira producer

Sat June 3 | Guided tours of Foz and Balhoa markets

Sun June 4 | Douro Valley wineries tour

Mon June 5 | Check out of hotel and departure