Learning Objectives

What you'll learn on your way to understanding a scientific approach to vegetarianism

  • Have a basic understanding of the different kinds of vegetarianism

  • Understand why Protein is likely the most important consideration for vegetarians

  • Ability to calculate basic macronutrient needs (and where to get them)

  • Explore common micronutrient deficiencies in vegetarianism and how to avoid them

  • Understand supplementation and dosing for vegetarians

  • Understand energy balance, fat metabolism, and more

Course curriculum

3 Hours of Learning

  • 1

    Session 1 - Intro & Protein

    • Session 1 Slide Notes - Print or download before beginning the presentation.

    • Session 1 Presentation - Intro & Protein

    • Session 1 References & Resources

    • Session 1 Homework Assignment: Daily Protein Tracker

    • Resource Handout - Protein Sources

    • Resource Handout - These are a few of my favourite things

    • Session 1 Quiz

  • 2

    Session 2 - Micronutrients

    • Session 2 Slide Notes -Print or download prior to beginning the presentation.

    • Session 2 Presentation - Micronutrients

    • Session 2 References & Resources

    • Resource Handout - Micronutrient Lists

    • Resource Handout - Calcium Calculator

    • Session 2 Quiz

  • 3

    Session 3 - Fats & Energy

    • Session 3 Slide Notes - Print or download before beginning the presentation.

    • Session 3 Presentation - Fats & Energy

    • Session 3 - References & Resources

    • Session 3 Homework Assignment: Breakdown Meal

    • Resource Handout - Calories Needed per Day

    • Session 3 Quiz

  • 4

    Session 4 - Set Up for Success

    • Session 4 Slide Notes - Print or download before beginning the presentation.

    • Session 4 Presentation - Set Up for Success

    • References & Resources Moving Forward

    • Session 4 Quiz



Amanda Stevens

Dr Amanda Stevens likes to eat plants and dork out on biochemistry. Since high school (we won’t tell you how long ago), she has explored a variety of plant-based diets. It was not until she started working on her Master’s of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition that she discovered her love for biochem. Now she uses her clinical nutrition knowledge to support families her her paediatric and perinatal focused practice. This course is a great introduction to nutrition science, which a focus on plant-based food choices and health tips specific for vegetarians. It is good choice for anyone wanting to explore more plant-based food choices, vegetarians looking to enhance their health and nutrition knowledge, parents with teens exploring eating vegan, or practitioners wanting to support their plant-based patients better.

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Whether you're a practicing clinician or vegetarian beginner, this course will help guide you to better understanding of a healthful vegetarian lifestyle!