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Course Description

Learn how to apply plant-based nutritional knowledge to the development and implementation of a plant-based diet for you and your family. Build practical skills in selecting, purchasing and preparing plant-based foods.

What can you expect from this course?

Each week you will be introduced to the main topics and subtopics through instructor presented content, reliable and current research, and expert guest speaker videos. Opportunities for you to engage in a weekly discussion with your peers and instructor will allow you to learn from their experiences and expertise and further deepen your knowledge. The week ends with a reflection activity that prepares you for the project-based assignment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify current evidence-based nutrition research and information to describe the components of plant-based diets that promote well-being and reduce the risk of disease
  • Discuss what influences our food choices and why we make certain food choices when selecting food to incorporate in our diet
  • Apply plant-based nutritional knowledge to selecting foods to incorporate in plant-based diets
  • Identify how to select, purchase and prepare plant-based foods

Course Topics

  • What Does it Take to Implement a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet at Home?
  • Components of a Healthy Diet: Getting the Nutrients You Need
  • Establishing a Weekly Routine
  • Analyzing a Meal for its Nutritional Value
  • Plant-Based Options and Menu Planning

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Additional Requirements

  • 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.
  • If you are new to online learning, visit the Online learning at U of G page for helpful resources.

*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 assists you in the implementation of a plant-based diet.

Sponsoring Partner

  • Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, College of Applied Human Sciences

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Implementing a Plant-Based Diet at Home
November 11, 2024 to December 08, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $325.00
Potential Discount(s)
  • Subhas Ganguli
Section Notes

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