Dates: 20/01/2020 - 23/02/2020
Mode of Delivery: Online
Thousands of people around the world are making the switch to a plant-based diet due to its health, social and environmental benefits. As with any dietary choice, balanced nutrition is essential. Eating a plant-based diet offers countless benefits to one’s body and mind, however, there are some common nutritional imbalances to watch out for which can lead to anaemia, protein deficiencies, unintended weight loss, poor immunity, brain fog, and digestive problems. This course will offer beginner and veteran vegetarians/vegans alike the tools required for thriving on a plant-based diet.
Highlight – Students will have the opportunity to regularly interact with the teacher via the course discussion forum where many tasks and additional information will be shared. Here, students will also be able to ask questions related to the course content.
About the Instructor
Wendy Romig, DCN is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and owner of Sage Integrative Health Center in Philadelphia, PA, US, where she sees a wide range of chronic health issues using functional medicine, nutrition and herbal medicine. Wendy began her career in business, but soon realized an innate passion for natural health and nutrition leading her to study herbal medicine for four years under herbalist and ethnobotanist David Winston, RH(AHG) and nutrition for five years at Maryland University of Integrative Health where she achieved an MS in Integrative Nutrition and a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition.
Week 1 - Introduction to Plant-based Nutrition
- Plant-based nutrition basics
- Essential Macronutrients
- Dairy Products
Week 2 - Understanding Micronutrients
- Common symptoms of imbalances in a plant-based diet
- Anaemia, weight loss, protein deficiencies
- Weight gain, digestive disorders
- Anxiety and depression
Week 3 - Common Imbalances
- Phytochemicals and probiotics
Week 4 - Health Benefits of Vegetarian Diets
- Heart disease
Week 5 - Vegetarian Meal Planning
- Plant-based Cooking Tips
- Preparing the kitchen
- Planning the meals
- Tips for Switching to a Plant-based Diet
Students are welcome to check their knowledge by taking 2 quizzes, one at the end of the third week and other at the end of the fifth week. To get the certificate for the successful completion of the course, a minimum of 80% mark for both quizzes is needed.
“Intro to Plant-based Nutrition” course can be attended without any special requirements.
The Paypal fee is €149, fully inclusive. By clicking “Enrol Now” you will be redirected to Bhaktivedanta College Online Campus (BCOC), where you will proceed with registration and payment for this course.