Eating Green: Meeting Nutritional Needs on a Vegetarian Diets



    ELITE: $0


    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: 28/02/2023. ELITE subscribers have lifetime access to this course for the duration of ELITE subscription. FREE subscribers have lifetime access to this course if it has been purchased separately. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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