Recorded Webinar: Help Your Clients Reach their Health Potential with a Plant-Based Diet

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2020, 2070, 2090, 4000, 4030, 4040, 4110, 5460, 6010, 8090; Level 2

Plant-based eating is growing in popularity, thanks to a long list of health benefits, which include a lower risk of heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. This Today’s Dietitian webinar looks at the science behind plant-based diet and health, and provides dietitians with strategies to help clients maximize their health potential through a delicious, whole plant foods diet. 

Sharon Palmer, RD, author of The Plant-Powered Diet, will define what a plant-based diet really is, and discuss the diets of vegans vs. vegetarians and plant-based omnivores. She’ll also draw stark comparisons to the typical Western diet, with its high levels of meats, saturated fats, sodium, low amounts of plant foods, and links to increased risk of chronic disease. The webinar will also explore the rising consumer interest in plant-based eating and highlight the increasingly popular Mediterranean Diet as a prime example. Food preferences, culinary techniques and plant-based meal planning will also be discussed, as will nutrients of concern like calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and iodine.

This webinar was presented on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 2 pm ET and is approved for one hour of continuing education credit.

This complimentary continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from MorningStar Farms.

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Click here to download an updated copy of the slideshow containing supplemental information and associated handouts.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CE webinar, participating professionals should be able to:

  1. List and discuss five primary statistical trends relating to plant-based eating.
  2. Identify five ways in which the Western diet negatively impacts human health and the environment.
  3. Discuss commonalities among the USDA’s MyPlate program, the Academy’s position on vegetarian diets, the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate, and the traditional vegetarian food pyramid.
  4. Inventory eight specific health benefits that research has shown to be associated with plant-based diets.
  5. List four nutrients that may be deficient in plant-based diets and discuss strategies for achieving adequate intakes of these nutrients.
  6. Develop strategies to assist clients in adopting and adhering to plant-based eating practices.


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