Examine the nutritional requirements of plant-based diets and their role in health and well-being. Study the macronutrients and micronutrients required for nutritional benefits and considerations, with emphasis on examining those in abundance and those notable for their absence in a plant-based diet.
By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently ensure nutritional requirements are met through a plant-based diet.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the nutritional requirements when following a plant-based diet and the specific nutrients that must be met
- Describe the micronutrients and macronutrients required and how they contribute to a healthy diet
- Discuss possible health-related problems that may arise from nutrient deficiencies and the implication for plant-based diets
- Identify how to improve plant proteins to ensure plant-based diets meet nutrient requirements by examining the quality and functionality of proteins
- 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.