Eating Green: Meeting Nutritional Needs On A Vegetarian Diet

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Eating Green: Meeting Nutritional Needs On A Vegetarian Diet

ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

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:

  •  What is a vegetarian – types of vegetarian diets
  • Health benefits of a vegetarian diet
  • Meeting nutritional needs
  • Key nutrients in vegetarian diets including protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin B12, omega 3, and vitamin D
  • Vegetarian meal planning and practical tips
  • Supplements – are they needed?


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