WHY PLANT-BASED EATING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER: TRANSLATING THE LATEST EVIDENCE INTO YOUR PRACTICE
There has been increased attention, particularly recently, around plant-based diets. Factors such as preferences, allergies, intolerances and religious or dietary restrictions have influenced the rise in the popularity of this eating pattern. The shift towards putting plants at the center of the plate has been a focus of research in chronic disease prevention, the fight against obesity, as well as longevity.
Topics covered include: a hard look at the most recent Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics' Vegetarian Diets Position Paper, plant-centered eating for your gut microbiome,heart disease and cancer prevention, plant food recommendations, meal planning techniques, and new plant-based products at retail.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the types of vegetarian diets.
Discuss strategies for meeting nutrient recommendations in the vegetarian population.
Evaluate the potential challenges in strict plant-based eating.
Identify five specific benefits plant-centered diets offer in chronic disease prevention.
Apply general healthy eating guidelines, including MyPlate, for the vegetarian client.
Molly Hembree is a registered dietitian and has been with Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery retailer, for the past nine years. She provides individual consultations in-person and via telehealthto customers across 11 states, writes original content for Kroger blogs and resources, and informs the data used to score food in Kroger’s nutrition app, "OptUP." Molly has delivered over 50 presentations to small and large groups on behalf of Kroger, with an expert focus on vegetarian nutrition, food labeling and regulations, and food intolerances.
Molly authors quarterly articles for Progressive Grocer, a leading industry trade magazine. She is on the Progressive Grocer advisory panel and a long-time member of the "Retail Dietitian Business Alliance." Molly was a "Produce for Better Health" 2016 recipient of Supermarket Dietitian of the Year.