The Biggest Dietary Misconceptions Among Vegetarians
THE BIGGEST DIETARY MISCONCEPTIONS AMONG VEGETARIANS
The popularity of vegetarian diets, including a vegan diet, seem to be increasing for reasons that include ethical considerations regarding the treatment of animals, environmental impact of the animal agriculture, and personal health. Vegetarians gain their knowledge regarding vegetarian nutrition from a variety of sources. These include documents from professional organizations (e.g., Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), advocacy groups (e.g., Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), documentaries (e.g., Forks over knifes) and some influential vegetarian individuals. Unfortunately, not all information regarding vegetarian nutrition is consistent with the best available evidence. Sometimes, information is selectively quoted or reflects personal bias. This is true regarding both macro and micronutrients and regarding the association of vegetarian diets with health outcomes. This lecture will review the most popular misconceptions regarding vegetarian diets and provide a comparative analysis on the best available evidence from published studies.
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Summarize the most prevalent misconceptions among vegetarians.

  • Evaluate the misconceptions among vegetarians with available evidence from published studies.
Live Event Date: Mar 31, 2020
Expiration Date: Mar 31, 2023
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2010, 2090, 4110
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 8.1.1., 8.1.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Roman Pawlak, Ph.D, RD
Roman Pawlak

Associate Professor of Nutrition at East Carolina University. Authored: 'Vitamin B12. Combating the epidemic of deficiency' (published in English and Polish), 'Vegan/vegetarian mother and her baby' (published in English, Polish and Czech), 'I am the LORD who heals you' (published in English, Russian and Japanese), 'Forever young. Secrets of delaying aging and living disease free' (published in English and Polish), 'Healthy diet without secrets' (published in English and Polish), 'In defense of vegetarianism' (published in English and Polish), 'Diabetes. How to prevent it? How to cure it? How to prevent diabetes complications' (published in Polish), 'Diet – facts and myths' (published in Polish). Published in the best American and international nutrition journals, including, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Lectured in five continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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