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