Eating Green: Meeting Nutritional Needs on a Vegetarian Diet


    AU $49


    Dr Kate Marsh




    2 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    Research has shown that a varied and balanced plant-based diet can provide all the nutrients needed for good health. However a vegetarian diet does not mean just cutting out meat. Careful planning along with knowledge of practical ideas for using a variety of plant foods is needed to ensure nutritional requirements are still met.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Explore the different types of vegetarian diets & why people choose this option
    • Understand the health benefits of a vegetarian diet
    • How to meeting nutritional needs of vegetarians
    • Explore the food sources of important nutrients in vegetarian diets including protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, omega 3, and vitamin D
    • Learn how to do a basic meal plan and provide practical tips to your clients
    • Explore supplements and if are they needed for vegetarians
    • Understand the common misconceptions surrounding vegetarian diets.

    About the Author

    Kate is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and PhD in nutrition from the University of Sydney. She works in private practice in Sydney and has a particular interest in diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), vegetarian nutrition and nutrition in pregnancy & pre-conception. Kate is convenor of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) National Vegetarian Interest Group, and writes and speaks regularly on the topic of vegetarian nutrition. She is co-author of The Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook and has published articles on vegetarian nutrition for a number of nutrition and medical journals including a recent supplement in the Medical Journal of Australia. Kate is a longtime vegan and is passionate about the health and environmental benefits of vegetarian and plant-based eating.


    All attendees should hold at least a Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent.

    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 28/02/2025. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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