Brought to you by the Center for Lifelong Learning with a special thank you to the content writer and presenter, Vesanto Melina, MS, RD. Planned with the Vegetarian Nutrition DPG.
Macro and Micronutrients in Vegetarian Diets as a training module will help the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Dietitian Technician Registered navigate the world of vegetarian nutrition, using evidence based practice and a sound background of science. This module provides an overview of key nutrients that are of primary importance. It directs attention to the aspects of protein, essential fats, and carbohydrates that are of interest, when working with clients whose diets are entirely or mainly plant-based. It also addresses the specific vitamins and minerals that deserve special attention. Additionally, it covers specifics regarding dietary sources, supplements, and amounts recommended.
CPE Level: 2
Suggested Learning Need Codes: 2070, 4110, 2090
- Describe the two factors or features of the PDCAAS that are used to evaluate protein quality.
- List eight foods or combinations, with serving size, each of which will deliver 15 grams of plant protein.
- Name four green vegetables that have high bioavailability of the mineral calcium and four plant foods that are high in oxalate content and thus have low bioavailability of the mineral calcium.
- Describe three options for consuming orally adequate intake of vitamin B-12.
This e-learning self-study includes web links and resources for additional Online Learning opportunities.
The course includes PDF files of the speaker presentations and handouts as well as a downloadable CPE certificate.
The Certificate of Training program consists of four separate modules that build on each other. To receive the certificate associated with this training, all four modules and related tests must first be completed and a subsequent final post test exam in Module 4 must be passed with a minimum of an 80 percent in order to receive the Certificate of Training. The Certificate of Training can then be downloaded and printed from the site.
This product is approved for individual use only. Only the registered participant is eligible for continuing professional education units.
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