Plant-Based Nutrition by Instalments

Self Study: £50 Tutored: £95

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A Distance Learning Diploma Course of 14 Lessons

Plant-Based Nutrition Course

This is the course you have been waiting for!

Our plant-based nutrition course provides a very comprehensive overview of the vegan diet. The many health and environmental benefits of choosing plants are highlighted, with particular emphasis on heart health, weight management, and prevention of chronic disease in addition to optimizing the ‘gut microbiome’.  (Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and other microbes. The gut microbiome plays a very important role in your health by helping control digestion and benefiting your immune system and brain health). The implications of leaving meat, dairy and fish off the plate is discussed, and sources of at-risk nutrients including iron, calcium, iodine, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids are given. Specific emphasis is placed on the importance of following a varied and balanced diet that meets energy (calorie) needs for physical and mental well-being.

Valuable guidance is given to therapists helping clients make the transition to the vegan diet, with step-by-step implementation plans, food swaps that can be made at home, and practical advice on balancing meals. The value of food fortification is touched upon, and tips for preparing meals with mixed (vegan/non-vegan families). Popular topics include probiotics, phytates and oxalates, essential nutrients for athletes and members of the public over the age of 50. The remainder of the course is dedicated to practical skills, including kitchen equipment, herbs and spices, thickeners and gels, and tips for making sauces and soups from scratch. Two lessons are dedicated to recipes, with a concluding lesson on planning the ‘nutrition consultation’ for your clients.

Aimed primarily at therapists qualified in nutrition (from the school or elsewhere) this course provides the theoretical and practical foundation to support the transition to solely plant based living. The course may also be used for ‘self-help’ for individuals wishing to change their diet for themselves and their families.

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Subjects included in this Course

• Fundamentals of vegan nutrition
• Environmental implications
• Why go vegan?
• The many health benefits
• Plant-based diets & the brain
• Plants and the immune system
• Gut microbiome
• The vegan food plate
• Whole grains
• Monounsaturated & polyunsaturated fats
• Vitamin B12
• Iodine
• Vitamin D
• Iron and calcium
• Phytates & oxalates
• Vegan diet for athletes

• Vegan diet for the over 50s
• Protein and the essential amino acids
• Phytochemicals
• Organic food
• Functional foods
• Food fortification and supplementation
• Designing the new diet
• Transitioning to the vegan diet
• Day to day challenges
• Preparing meals in mixed vegan and non-vegan families
• Dealing with cravings
• Natural dairy, fish and meat swaps
• The role of processed foods in the vegan diet
• Reading labels
• Raising kids on the vegan diet

• Pregnant and breastfeeding mums
• Kitchen tools and equipment
• Store cupboard ideas
• Cooking methods and nutrient preservation
• Saving energy in the kitchen
• Seasoning, herbs and spices
• Thickeners and gels
• Making base sauces, stocks, soups and dressings
• Germinating, sprouting, fermenting and dehydrating
• Recipes for breakfast, snacks, drinks, lunch, dinner and desserts
• Nutrition programmes – where to start!
• At risk clients

Plant-Based Nutrition Course Outcome

A Practitioner/Therapist Level Qualification is awarded on successful completion of this course. See our Accreditation Page for the list of ‘independent accrediting bodies’ who approve and accredit our courses in the UK and around the World.

About Our Plant-Based Nutrition Course Writer – Zerlina Mastin

Zerlina Mastin has a BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics from Kings College London, and an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Zerlina has over 10 years experience working in the health and nutrition sector, initially working as a dietician within the NHS before turning to freelance nutrition. As a Registered Nutritionist with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), Zerlina is the author of ‘Nutrition for Dancers’. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration number DT14696, British Dietetic Association (BDA) membership number 19508.

Plant-Based Nutrition Course Instalments

Instalment fees in £GBP

Tutored: Single payment of £295
or £95 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of £50.

Self Study: Single payment of £135
or £50 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of £50.

Instalment fees in $USD

Tutored: Single payment of $590
or $190 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $100

Self Study: Single payment of $270
or $100 deposit followed by 2 monthly payments of $100.

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