A Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Pregnancy
Vegetarian and Vegan diets have increased worldwide in the last decades. Although plant-based diets are at risk for nutritional deficiencies, evidence shows that well planned diets may be considered safe during pregnancy, but requires a strong awareness for a balanced intake of key nutrients. This along with exercise during pregnancy helps with better outcomes. With so much information on how food can affect pregnancy, it may seem confusing at times to know what advise to give to pregnant women. This webinar will help you understand the evidence-based guidelines on healthful vegetarian eating during pregnancy. We will discuss different vegetarian groups, macro and micronutrient requirements and importance of exercise in achieving better pregnancy outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • State different vegetarian groups.

  • Identify sources of vegetarian protein to be able to ease the challenges of a vegetarian diet in pregnancy.

  • Describe diet interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes.

  • Describe practical tips for vegetarians in terms of stocking the pantry and modifying traditional meat based recipes to vegan or vegetarian versions.

  • Identify benefits of exercise during pregnancy.
Live Event Date: Jan 12, 2021
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 9.4.2, 9.4.5, 8.1.1, 10.2.5
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CPT, CLE, CDTC
Geetha Rao

Geetha is an established and highly skilled RD for 24 years and CDCES for 15+ years. She is originally from California, but currently lives in Houston, TX and works for Vida Healthcare and has her own Private Practice. She is very committed to her profession and is very passionate about Diabetes. She is also a Certified Diabetes Technology Clinician and Insulin Pump Trainer. She is a nationwide speaker, Board of Director for Sweet Success Express Program (SSEP), Reviewer for California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program (CDAPP) as well as DPP Lifestyle Coach. She has published book geared towards South Asians and has plans to publish more in the near future. She is also a Reviewer/Editor for many articles and guidelines of care. She is also a Fitness Instructor and enjoys incorporating fitness element into her counseling sessions with patients.

She enjoys working with people and to guide them to make better lifestyle choices. She believes that a successful healthcare provider is one who can be a good listener and to help people to help themselves to make better decisions. In her spare time, Geetha enjoys gardening, cooking, spending time with family and conducting fitness classes.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Diabetes and Pregnancy: The Role of Dietitians

Diabetes and Pregnancy: The Role of Dietitians

On Demand
Live Date: (Jan 14,2021)
Expiration Date: (Jan 13,2024)

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CPT, CLE, CDTC

Duration: 1 hour

Managing Challenging Diabetes Patients

Managing Challenging Diabetes Patients

On Demand
Live Date: (Nov 12,2020)
Expiration Date: (Nov 11,2023)

Rating: 4.60 out of 5

Instructor: Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CPT, CLE, CDTC

Duration: 2 hours