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Plant-based Diets: improving your health and planet

This short course covers eight core topics, starting with an introduction to plant-based diets. You’ll study the health and environmental benefits of various types of plant-based diets, then consider organic and biodynamic food and its certification, and how you can get the macro and micronutrients to thrive. Finally, learn about practical plant-based meal plans and test some delicious recipes.

  • 20+ hours of content
  • 12 months of access to material
  • 100% delivered online
  • 0 prerequisites

What you'll take away from this course

Insights into the environmental impact of food choices
Knowledge about various plant-based diets
An understanding of organic and biodynamic foods
Tips for getting enough macro and micronutrients
Practical meal plans and nutritious recipes

In this course, you’ll learn practical and evidence-based facts and nutrition skills that you can quickly and easily apply in your life.

Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the following organisation(s).

Topics covered

  • Types of Plant-based Diets
    • Define different plant-based diets from vegan to flexitarian and everything in between
  • Plant-based Diets Around the World
    • Discover the growing global interest in plant-based living.
  • Environmental Impact of Food Choices
    • Measure your “foodprint”, ethical eating, free range and the impact of food choices.
  • Health Benefits of Plant-based Diets
    • Explore how plant-based diets can improve your physical and mental health.
  • Organic and Biodynamic Food
    • Study consumer demand, certification and which foods to buy organic.
  • Obtaining Sufficient Macro and Micronutrients
    • Understand how to get enough nutrients from plant sources to thrive.
  • Meal Plans for Plant-based Diets
    • Navigate plant-based substitutes, meal plans and eating out.
  • Recipes
    • Learn plant-based recipes that your family and friends will love.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts and interactive quizzes, and learn how to pursue a plant-based diet for optimal health.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This course is designed and supported by experts and academics at the forefront of the industry and backed by Endeavour College of Natural Health’s higher education credentials.

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Awardees will be able to apply their nutrition knowledge to make informed food choices and maintain sustainable dietary patterns, develop an understanding of the different types of plant-based diets, prepare plant-based meals, identify how to obtain sufficient macro and micronutrients, navigate the world of plant-based substitutes, meal planning, and eating out, acquiring practical skills to sustain dietary choices in various settings.

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