Webinar: Teaching Clients the How & Why of a Flexitarian Eating Style
The average American diet is more unbalanced than ever, the result of an eating pattern that is low in vegetables, fruits, and dairy and high in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.1,2 Unhealthy diets have become a significant public health issue, leading to overweight individuals, obesity, and other diet-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.3 A flexitarian eating pattern contains both plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds) and animal-based products in a balanced approach. Switching to a flexitarian approach may help one manage certain health concerns and provide sustainable dietary options.4
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. ET, join Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD, author of The Flexitarian Diet, for a webinar that will help you guide your clients through the hows and whys of a flexitarian eating style. Learn real-world strategies to communicate specific flexitarian benefits of health; understand sustainability and affordability to motivate clients; and explain the three starter steps to become more flexitarian.
After completing this activity, nutrition professionals will be better able to:
- Highlight ways to describe the flexitarian eating style to clients.
- Share flexitarian benefits to motivate clients.
- Review how all food groups fit in a flexitarian eating style.
- Explain practical ways to help clients adopt and enjoy the flexitarian eating style.
1. Krebs-Smith SM, Guenther PM, Subar AF, Kirkpatrick SI, Dodd KW. Americans do not meet federal dietary recommendations. J Nutr. 2010;140:1832–38.
2. U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. 9th Edition. December 2020. Available at DietaryGuidelines.gov.
3. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. 2020. Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Advisory Report to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC.
4. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2019). Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse gas fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems. [online] Available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/srccl/ [Accessed 3 Oct. 2019].
Dawn Jackson “DJ” Blatner, RDN, is a nationally recognized Flexitarian expert and author of The Flexitarian Diet and The Superfood Swap.
In addition to authoring her two books, Dawn is a regular media contributor, was the head dietitian for a professional baseball team for 10 years, and won the Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
You can find her online at djblatner.com.
DJ Blatner has the following relevant disclosure to report: she has received honoraria from Danone North America, NOW Foods, Quaker, Potatoes USA, Soy Connection, California Figs, Montmorency Tart Cherries, and ALDI Grocers. She certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
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Tango Communications was approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.
- 1.00 CDR
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