Recorded Webinar: The Joy of Soy in a Flexitarian Lifestyle
Join Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, and author of “The Flexitarian Diet” as she breaks down what the flexitarian lifestyle is and why all plant-based proteins are not created equal.
Follow Dawn as she demonstrates three delicious recipes, sharing how soyfoods like tofu, tempeh, and soymilk, offer nutritious plant-based ingredient swaps. You will also hear about the efforts farmers take to improve the sustainability of the US soybean crop.
Research from the United Soybean Board has found that most people have a positive soy attitude. Soy is a complete, high-quality protein and one of the few plant-based proteins that provides all nine of the essential amino acids in adequate amounts – making it a great addition to a flexitarian diet.
After completing this activity, health care professionals will be better able to:
- Identify what makes soy protein unique among plant-based proteins.
- Explain the two FDA health claims tied to soybeans.
- Discuss farming practices soy farmers employ to improve soy’s sustainability.
- Counsel clients on culinary applications of soyfoods.
Dawn Jackson “DJ” Blatner, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified specialist in sports dietetics. She also has a Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. She is the author of two books: “The Flexitarian Diet,” ranked a top plant-based diet by US News & World Report, and her second book, “The Superfood Swap.”
Dawn is a trusted expert appearing regularly in local and national media outlets including The Today Show and Good Morning America. She starred in (and won!) the primetime reality TV show on ABC called “My Diet Is Better Than Yours.”
Previously, Dawn worked as the head dietitian for the Chicago Cubs for 10 years, hosted an Emmy-nominated TV show in Chicago for 3 seasons, and won the 2021 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She owns a nutrition consulting and communications business with a focus on real food and more fun. Dawn lives in Chicago and has a healthy obsession with jumping rope. You can find her online at djblatner.com and on Instagram @djblatner.
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.
Soy Connection is a collaboration of health, nutrition, and food industry experts with U.S. soybean farmers to educate on the benefits of sustainably grown U.S. Soy, including heart-healthy soybean oil and soy protein. Soy Connection is brought to you by U.S. Soy and the United Soybean Board, a national checkoff funded by U.S. soybean farmers.
This is a not-for-credit educational activity.