Gain an overview of plant-based diets, why people choose them, and their prevalence around the world. Explore the benefits of choosing a plant-based diet on health and disease prevention and the role of plant-based diet choices in the context of the environment, policy, and disease prevention.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Define plant-based diets
- Compare foods and dietary patterns throughout history and discuss the prevalence of plant-based diets around the world
- Examine the scientific basis of nutrition to discuss current nutrition concepts and how dietary choices affect our health
- Identify the impacts of plant-based diets on individuals and planetary health
- Explain how public health policy and environmental sustainability are contributing to dietary recommendations regarding plant-based diets
- This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
- You may take this as an individual course or choose to complete the certificate.
- You can expect to spend 5-6 hours per week to complete the course material, activities, discussions and assignment.
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*It is recommended that you complete Introduction to Plant-Based Diets before selecting other courses in the certificate.
You will be assessed through a project-based assignment.
- Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate : Required Courses
*Course details are subject to change.