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Research has shown that a varied and balanced plant-based diet can provide all the nutrients needed for good health. However a vegetarian diet does not mean just cutting out meat. Careful planning along with knowledge of practical ideas for using a variety of plant foods is needed to ensure nutritional requirements are still met.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore the different types of vegetarian diets & why people choose this option
  • Understand the health benefits of a vegetarian diet
  • How to meeting nutritional needs of vegetarians
  • Explore the food sources of important nutrients in vegetarian diets including protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, omega 3, and vitamin D
  • Learn how to do a basic meal plan and provide practical tips to your clients
  • Explore supplements and if are they needed for vegetarians
  • Understand the common misconceptions surrounding vegetarian diets.
Accreditation Fitness Australia – 2 CECs* / REPs NZ – 2 CPDs (*valid until 28/02/2021)
In order to obtain Fitness Australia CECs, this course must be completed by 28/02/2021
Investment $109 members / $139 non-members
Delivery mode Online
Pre-requisite/s Certificate III in Fitness
Approx. duration 2 hours
Assessment Online multiple choice
Access Period You have 12 months from date of purchase to complete this course. A $50 extension fee will be required if you do not complete your course within the allocated time frame. If you wish to obtain the CECs/PDPs/CPDs, you will need to complete the course by the CEC expiry date listed above.   

Who is Dr Kate Marsh?
Kate is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian with a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics and PhD in nutrition from the University of Sydney. She works in private practice in Sydney and has a particular interest in diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), vegetarian nutrition and nutrition in pregnancy & pre-conception. Kate is convenor of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) National Vegetarian Interest Group, and writes and speaks regularly on the topic of vegetarian nutrition. She is co-author of The Low GI Vegetarian Cookbook and has published articles on vegetarian nutrition for a number of nutrition and medical journals including a recent supplement in the Medical Journal of Australia. Kate is a longtime vegan and is passionate about the health and environmental benefits of vegetarian and plant-based eating.

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