Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- State at least five reasons why some people choose a vegetarian dietary regimen
- Explain the non-scientific (i.e. philosophical and religious) rationales for vegetarianism
- Describe semi-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and vegan dietary practices
- Discuss the relationship of vegetarian dietary practices to risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity, high blood pressure and osteoporosis
- Identify nutritional deficiencies that can occur on some vegetarian diets
- List dietary recommendations for lacto-ovo-vegetarians and vegans
- Explain the importance of adequate calcium in vegan diets. List sources of calcium
- Plan lacto-ovo-vegetarian and vegan menus that meet dietary recommendations
- Explain how the new labeling requirements will aid vegetarians in planning their diets
- Identify characteristics of nutrition quackery and cite examples of pseudotechnology used by quacks.
- List effective nutrition counseling skills for vegetarians
- Describe nutritional needs and guidelines for vegetarian women who are pregnant or lactating, vegetarian infants and children, and older vegetarians
- Describe special dietary considerations for active vegetarians and vegetarians trying to lose weight
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4040, 4110, 5200, 6020
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).
This course is approved for 8 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 8 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).