Vegetarian Nutrition - CHES132

Vegetarian Nutrition

by Nancy J Gustafson, MS, RD, LD, FADA, ELS
CHES132
(4.5 / 26 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (8.00 CECH)

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Summary:

Revised June 2010. Nutrition professionals with vegetarian clients need to learn about the philosophy, nutritional soundness and risks of meatless diets. This complete guide discusses counseling, quackery, myths, fads and pseudotechnology, fitness and weight control, supplementation and much more.  

Objectives:

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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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
 
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 8.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
 
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 6/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/31/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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George S - Nashville, TN  ·  May 27, 2016
Defined problems with Vegetarianism more than benefits of this lifestyle
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Sheila C - Hawthorne, NJ  ·  Apr 29, 2016
This course gives a complete overview of vegetarianism in a non-biased way.
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Stephanie P - Myrtle Point, OR  ·  Mar 03, 2016
I am knowledgeable in vegetarian diets but this was a very nice overview to remind me of things I may have been overlooking since I no longer do clinical work.
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JENNIFER D - WHITE PLAINS, NY  ·  Dec 04, 2015
content was very good. enjoyed reading about vegetarian and vegan nutrition
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ISAAC D - Marion, IA  ·  Sep 11, 2015
This course was great. I appreciate the content. It will help me in my practice.
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