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Plant-based Eating: Enhancing Health Benefits, Minimizing Nutritional Risks

January 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST

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About This Webinar

We have all heard about the benefits of consuming a plant-based diet. Are there any disadvantages? Tune into this webinar to learn about the health benefits and nutritional risks of consuming a plant-based diet. Learn from the experts how to advise your clients on healthy plant-based diets for the best nutrition.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Know there is no single definition of a plant-based diet.
  2. Discuss health aspects of vegetarian and vegan diets and quality of evidence supporting health claims.
  3. Assess nutritional adequacy/status of vegetarians and/or vegans throughout the life cycle and provide strategies for meeting dietary recommendations for vitamin B12, DHA calcium, and zinc.

Continuing Education Credits

CPEUs are no longer available for  this event.


Kathryn M Kolasa Ph.D., RDN, LDN
Professor Emeritus and Affiliate Professor. Master Educator
Vidant Health Nutrition Consultant
Department of Family Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Dr. Kolasa has authored over 225 publications, a textbook, book chapters, curriculum guides, bulletins and training manuals, videotapes and CD-ROMS. She has created educational websites and delivered more than 375 professional presentations including webinars.  She enjoys presenting nutrition programs to consumer groups. She has been writing a weekly nutrition column for the Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC since 1986.

Roman Pawlak, Ph.D., RD
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Science
East Carolina University

Author of several books, Dr. Pawlak has lectured internationally about diet and nutrition.

Event Materials

DASH Eating Plan
Iron Status of Vegetarian Adults
DHA status of vegetarians
Is Vitamin B12 Deficiency a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease in Vegetarians?
Intensive Lifestyle Changes for Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease
A Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet Reversed Angina without Medications or Procedures
Coronary Risk Reduction Through Intensive Community-Based Lifestyle Intervention: The Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) Experience
Type of Vegetarian Diet, Body Weight, and Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes
Vegetarian diets and glycemic control in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Vegetarian Diets and Blood Pressure A Meta-analysis
Vegetarian Diets in the Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Its Complications
Phytosterol-deficient and high-phytosterol diets developed for controlled feeding studies
Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Web Site
Vegetarian Nutrition
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets


January 23, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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