Symposium Session: Meeting Nutritional Needs of the Plant-Based Family: Key Considerations from Childhood Through the Golden Years

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4110, 4120, Level 2

This session will examine the latest science on specific nutritional needs for vegetarian and vegan diets throughout the lifecycle, including during childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood. Included are practical tips for helping your patients meet their nutrient needs for optimal health.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Identify nutrient needs of concern for specific periods during the lifecycle.
  2. Quantify appropriate foods and portions needed to meet nutrient needs for various age groups.
  3. Utilize knowledge of science-based evidence to counsel vegetarian and vegan clients on shortfall nutrients.
  4. Provide specific menu planning tips for assisting vegetarian and vegan clients to meet optimal nutrient needs.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 CDR
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Sharon Palmer, RDN

Editor for Environmental Nutrition and nutrition editor for Today's Dietitian magazine based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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