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RD-Culinary Immersion into the Mediterranean Diet of Puglia, Southern Italy Monday Oct 30th – Sunday Nov 6th (6 Nights)

This trip is targeted to today’s leading influencers in food, health and wellness. This group represents a cross section of registered dietitians who specialize in journalism, education, media relations and community activism. Through many different streams of communication, their authoritative voices are sought after in every state and internationally.

Hosted by two award-winning culinary nutritionists Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN and Robyn Webb, MS

Puglia’s emphasis on olive oil, whole grains, vegetables and fish has drawn attention as a classic example of a healthy Mediterranean diet. Spend an unforgettable week learning the secrets of a deeply passionate and undiscovered region of Southern Italy with leading nutritionists Layne Lieberman & Robyn Webb and Southern Visions Travel, the local specialist in upscale culinary travel. There is openness and rustic charm in Puglia that is reflected not only the personality of the locals, but also in the sharing of food. Local dishes are simple yet thoroughly flavorful and have stood the test of time as they’ve passed from generation to generation. This unique trip is a celebration of healthy cooking with some of the freshest food on the planet, led by two of most cherished food experts.

Minimum number of attendees: 10
Maximum number of attendees: 15
Travel Agency: Southern Visions Travel
$3199 per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy supplement $699
For complete information, visit the Southern Visions website and to book, simply fill out the Contact Us form.

Layne Lieberman recently returned from a customized trip to Puglia, organized by Southern Visions Travel. Please see Layne’s Huffington Post blog post about Puglia.

About the trip leaders:

layne-puglia-2Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN, is an award winning registered dietitian/culinary nutritionist, author, blogger and innovator in the food and health industries. With a lifelong passion for wholesome food and better health and wellbeing, Layne helps consumers achieve a healthy balance in diet and lifestyle. In the restaurant field, she has teamed with a number of high-profile chefs to create and market healthy menus and provide recipes and nutritional analysis. Layne is the Award-Winning Culinary Nutritionist & Author of Beyond The Mediterranean Diet 

In the restaurant field, she has teamed with a number of high-profile chefs to create and market healthy menus and provide recipes and nutritional analysis. In the mid-1980s, Layne created the Nutrition Learning Centers, a storefront center for weight loss and medical nutrition that combined cooking classes, a health food store and nutritional counseling. Following that successful venture, she served for 20 years, from 1991 to 2010, as Director of Nutrition for America’s first supermarket chain, King Kullen Grocery Company. She proceeded to turn the chain into a national leader, selling organic foods and other healthy alternatives to conventional supermarket fare.

layne-puglia-3Robyn Webb, MS, is an award winning cookbook author, culinary nutritionist, Health and Wellness Editor for The Daily Basics and the long time Food Editor of Diabetes Forecast Magazine. She has written 16 cookbooks, including the World Gourmand Winner for Health and Wellness, The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook; the Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Honoree, The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook and the all time best-seller, Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes or Less. She has been profiled by many media outlets to include CNN, Lifetime TV, CBS news, Daytime TV, ESPN, Fox News, Martha Stewart Radio, Sirius Radio and so much more. She has written for and been profiled by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Washingtonian Magazine, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Women’s Day Magazine, Shape, Cosmopolitan, and so much more. She has been a spokesperson for numerous companies to include Nestle, Kellogg’s, American Diabetes Association, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, California Avocado Commission and more. Robyn is also an award winning travel writer. Having crisscrossed the globe to over 70 countries, Robyn has led group tours to destinations in Western Europe including Italy and France. She is the author of The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide, which captured the Benjamin Franklin Silver Honoree award for Best in Digital Travel Writing. Her specialty in group travel is logistical management and itinerary development. She is also a travel blogger for Paris Perfect and Bonjour Paris. She is a member of IFWTWA (International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association) and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).