Investigate strategies and key issues to support healthy plant-based diets across the lifespan, from maternal health and pregnancy to older adults. Gain a solid understanding of how nutritional needs vary from one life stage to another and the implications of implementing plant-based diets at each life stage.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare nutrient requirements at the various stages of life to support health and prevent diseases.
- Discuss the implications for implementing a plant-based diet across the lifespan
- Identify components of plant-based foods and diets that influence body systems across the lifespan.
- Contribute to supporting health and managing and preventing disease
Some of the topics you will explore during this course include plant-based nutrition during:
- pregnancy and infant feeding,
- toddler and preschool years,
- childhood and adolescence, and
- adulthood and older adulthood.
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- 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.
Each week you will engage in a discussion question that examines evidence-based research and apply what you are learning to diets. The course concludes with a project-based assignment that focuses on one life stage case study, of your choice, to make practical recommendations to improve the current level of nutrition.
- Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate : Electives
*Course details are subject to change.