• Section 1. Course Introduction

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    Course Introduction

    Eating a plant-based vegetarian or vegan diet can be a healthy, exciting alternative to traditional meat-based meal planning. According to the National Institutes of Health, vegetarian diets are growing more and more common and by some estimates, about 2% of the U.S. adult population follows this type of diet.

    This course is designed to provide Performance Competencies simulating real-life practice examples and Meal Planning considerations that you may encounter when working with your clients that are interested in a Vegetarian Meal Plan.

    Video Lecture #1 - Course Introduction

    Author: Sharon Richmond - MBA, RD, LDN, CLT

    Course Objectives

    At the conclusion of this program the dietetic professional will be able to:  

    1. Identify the different types of vegetarian diets
    2. Describe the reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet
    3. Identify the demographic appeal of a vegetarian diet
    4. Discuss the health benefits of a vegetarian diet
    5. Explain dietary recommendations and considerations
    6. Case Study - Practice Illustration Examples

      1. Case Study #1 - Stanley K. - Weight Loss Objective
      2. Case Study #2 - Karen L. - Maintaining a Healthy Diet

    Course Completion Requirements

    To complete this course you must read the course content and successfully complete the Case Studies in the following sections:

    Section 5: Case Study #1 – Stanley K. – Weight Loss

    Section 6: Case Study #2 – Karen L. – Maintaining a Healthy Diet

    Section 2. Types of Vegetarians