Students obtaining 80% average pass marks will be awarded an accredited SNHS Diploma.
This is the course you have been waiting for!
Our plant-based nutrition course provides a very comprehensive overview of the vegan diet. Aimed 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.
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.
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 The Course Writer
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 dietitian 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.
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