VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN DIETS FROM INFANCY THROUGH THE SENIOR YEARS
This webinar examines the evidence regarding both nutritional adequacy and quality of vegetarian and vegan diets. It also covers each of the primary nutrients of interest to plant-based eaters, including protein, iron, zinc, vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids. Considerations for infants, children and seniors are addressed.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
List at least 4 nutrients of interest for vegetarians and vegans.
State the percent of additional protein recommended for adults and children eating high fiber, whole food, plant-based diets.
Suggest 2 ways to boost calcium in a vegan diet.
List 2 strategies to ensure sufficient iodine in a plant-based diet.
Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a world leading plant-based pioneer and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Brenda has been a featured speaker at medical, nutrition, and dietetic conferences in 25 countries on 6 continents. As a prolific nutrition writer, Brenda has authored/co-authored 12 books with nearly a million copies in print in 15 languages. She has just completed a 13th book, Plant-Powered Protein, which is due out in 2022. Brenda has also authored and co-authored numerous professional and lay articles and is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brenda was the lead dietitian in a diabetes intervention research project in the Marshall Islands. On her last trip (November 2017), she developed a nutrition education curriculum for kindergarten through grade 6 and trained teachers in all public schools. In September 2022, Brenda was the 7th recipient of the Plantrician Project’s Luminary Award.