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Course Description

Learn how to apply plant-based nutritional knowledge to the development and implementation of a plant-based menu in an institutional setting. Build practical skills in selecting and purchasing plant-based foods within an institutional setting.

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 a healthy plant-based diet that promotes well-being and reduces disease risk
  • Examine institutional nutrition programs and identify effective strategies to develop and implement a plant-based nutrition program
  • Apply plant-based nutritional knowledge to select and prepare foods to incorporate in a plant-based menu within an intuitional setting
  • Identify key nutritional, financial, and practical issues to consider when adopting a plant-based menu within an institutional setting

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.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a project-based assignment.

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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