KEY NUTRIENTS FOR PLANT-BASED DIETS: OPTIMAL HEALTH FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS
Plant-based diets are one of the hottest dietary trends. Learn about the key nutrients of concern for your clients inquiring about vegetarian and vegan dietary patterns. We'll discuss food and supplement sources, lab testing, and which nutrients you need to worry about...as well as the ones you don't!
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Define the plant-based diets at highest need for nutrient considerations.
Name 5 nutrients of potential concern in a plant-based diet.
List 3 supplement considerations specific to the needs of plant-based clients.
List 3 blood labs that plant-based clients may need to assess their nutrient status.
Ginger Hultin MS, RDN, CSO, is a nationally recognized media Registered Dietitian. A nutrition and health writer, she owns concierge nutrition practice, Champagne Nutrition® LLC and is based in Seattle, WA. She specializes in vegetarian and plant-based diets, integrative/holistic nutrition, oncology nutrition, supplements, and nutrigenomics. She has a passion for getting dietitians more active on social media and often discusses this part of professional development to her peers in a fun, actionable way.