Plant-Based Eating for Families Course

Credits: 12
Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Learn the benefits of a plant-based diet for families with this case based self-study course!

This course requires reading which offers information about the benefits of plant-based diets and how to incorporate a plant-based eating pattern into a families’ routine. The authors help empower the learner to assist parents to nourish their families with plants. Content in the required reading focuses on:

  • How a diet centered around plants can optimize health, prevent chronic disease, care for our planet, and be an act of compassion.
  • Nutrition specifics for all the stages beginning with pregnancy and breastfeeding through adolescence.
  • Tips, strategies, and recipes to guide families as they transition to plant-based eating

This CPE course provides nutrition care professionals with information they can use to counsel their patients on why and how they can transition to a plant-based diet. A case-study based exam helps the reader apply the information to their work settings. This CPE is appropriate for RDNs and NDTRs.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

This self study course provides a comprehensive overview of the nutrition and environmental benefits of plant-based eating. It nudges readers toward eating more plants, even if not exclusively vegetarian or vegan. I highly recommend the required reading and the course. The course pulls out important topics and highlights them to help the reader/student gain a broad-based knowledge of issues facing families seeking to nourish their families with plant-based meals and snacks.
- Plant Based Eating Course
Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN, FAND
This book and self study course is a complete introduction guide, start-to-finish, on feeding individuals and families a healthier diet that simply includes more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and other plants. It is well researched and presented tactfully. Guides are provided that will allow anyone to review guidelines and make appropriate recommendation to their patients or for families to make better choices for themselves.
- Plant Based Eating Course
Julie Wallace, RDN, LD, CPT
Who can debate that plant-based eating isn't the most healthful way to reduce the risk of chronic disease? As a nutrition professional, it is imperative that the RDN understands the science behind this eating style and can succintly teach families how to transition to vegan, vegetarian and other plant-based eating plans.  The required reading and the self study course encompass all of this information.
- Plant Based Eating Course
Sue Linja, RDN, LD

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Integrate new knowledge and skills into practice when working with plant-based eaters.
  2. Recommend sustainable plant-based diets and meal plans that are healthy, culturally relevant, and respectful of their impact on land, water, air, and energy use.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrient requirements of plant-based eaters and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  4. Plan and design nutritionally sound meals, menus and meal plans that promote health and disease management, and meet client needs for a plant-based eating pattern.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 169193   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: I

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.1.5 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice.
  • 1.8.5 Recommends sustainable diets and meal plans that are healthy, culturally relevant, accessible, economically fair and affordable, and respectful of their impact on land, water, air and energy use.
  • 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • 8.5.1 Plans and designs nutritionally sound meals, menus and meal plans that promote health and disease management, and meet client needs.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 50 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Shah R, Davis B. Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families. Published by Reshma Shah and Brenda David, 2020.

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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