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Course Overview

Are you prepared to provide nutritional care for an adolescent who follows a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based diet? Scientific evidence suggests a positive relationship between plant-based eating patterns and reduced risk of disease. Strict forms of vegan diets, however, may exclude important nutrients and not meet the energy or protein needs of adolescents. The food choices of teens often rely on highly processed, convenience food options, which may not promote overall health. Learn how to ensure that the diet of teens who follow a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based eating plan will be nutritionally sound.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare providers in all settings with an update on the nutritional concerns of teens who follow a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based diet and how to ensure that these diets are nutritionally adequate.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT, is an adjunct nutrition professor, writer, and private-practice dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition. She has more than 20 years of progressive experience in the fields of nutrition, fitness, wellness, public health, and education in the United States as well as overseas. She provides individualized nutrition coaching for clients, conducts nutrition assessments (including health, medical, food, and exercise history) and then creates individualized nutrition and exercise plans, menus, and client-tailored resources. Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

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    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 0.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

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    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-NCVVT
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-07-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify alternative plant sources of various nutrients that may be lacking in a plant-based diet due to food restrictions.; List the benefits and assess the nutrient concerns for teenagers following a vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based diet.; Recognize the warning signs of an eating disorder and the relationship to vegetarianism, veganism, and plant-based diets.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The Teen Who Follows a Vegetarian, Vegan, or Plant-Based Diet
    Types of Vegetarians
    Special Dietary Concerns
    Nutritional Needs During Adolescence
    Energy Needs
    Protein
    Carbohydrates
    Essential Fatty Acids
    Iron and Zinc
    Vitamin B-12
    Calcium and Vitamin D
    Does Vegetarianism or Veganism Hide an Eating Disorder?
    Case Study
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Stacy’s Story
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.