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Cooking Demo: Savor the Fusion with Thai Green Curry Risotto

The Vegetarian Nutrition DPG presents a culinary journey where East meets West in our “Thai-Italian Fusion: Instant Pot Green Curry Risotto Workshop”

Recorded: 3/20/24

Speaker: Kim Campbell

CPEUs are not available for recorded version 

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Introducing and Implementing Plant-Based Eating in Diverse Communities: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Recorded: Thursday, August 29, 2023 

Discuss the current realities of nutrition quality among children and adults in US communities, especially in low socio-economic status areas. Discuss the impact of nutrient-poor, calorie-rich, highly processed foods on growth, behavior, academic performance, and chronic disease risk. Discuss grassroots solutions to the issue, utilizing plant-based nutrition such that children, their parents/caregivers, and other adults see the value in improved nutrition quality and are empowered to create change.

CPEU: 1.0 
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 2.1.1, 1.7.5, 12.1.3


Samara Sterling, PhD, MSc, RD and Meryl Fury, MS, RN

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Plant Milks: How to Identify a Nutritionally Appropriate Plant Milk to Support a Child's Growth and Development

Recorded: March 27, 2023

Beverages play an important role in supporting a child's growth and development. Cow's milk has long been recommended for children as a primary beverage after they are weaned from human milk or infant formula; however, some children are not able to consume dairy due to medical or dietary reasons. With the rise of different plant milks on the market, their nutritional profile varies greatly and not all may serve as a primary beverage for growing children. This webinar will serve as an introduction to the different types of plant beverages on the market and how to identify a non-dairy alternative that is nutritionally suitable for kids to support proper growth and development. Clinicians will be able to better counsel families and children on a nutritionally appropriate plant milk based on their individual needs and accessibility to support a child's health and overall growth.

CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7.5, 10.3.6, 8.5.4

Speaker: Karla Moreno-Bryce, MDA, RD, LD

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Vegan Prenatal Nutrition: Three Nutrition Myths Every Dietitian Should Know When Working with Expecting Vegan Mothers

This product is free for VN and WH members.

Recorded on: January 17, 2023.

With more people choosing plant-based foods, our goal is to give you a solid understanding around vegan prenatal nutrition. We will uncover three common prenatal nutrition myths surrounding 1) meeting nutrient needs 2) vegan-friendly prenatal supplements and 3) food safety concerns for pregnancy. Our discussion will help you learn how to work with pregnant clients who wish to avoid eating animal products for ethical reasons.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 3.2.2, 4.2.2

Speaker: Maya Bach, MPH, RDN

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Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Prior to and Throughout Pregnancy: A Practical Update

This product is free for VN and WH members.

Recorded on: March 14, 2022.

Vegetarian, vegan, and near vegetarian diets are becoming increasing popular in the United States and, are recognized as potentially healthy eating patterns. This webinar will explore the nutritional needs of vegetarians and vegans during the pre-conception period and during pregnancy. The latest research on nutrients including vitamin B12, choline, and omega-3 fatty acids will be surveyed. Sources of and recommendations for key nutrients will be identified. We'll examine research on outcomes of vegetarian and vegan pregnancy.

First of two webinars jointly presented by the Vegetarian Nutrition and Women's Health DPGs

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.5 
  • 6.3.7 
  • 8.1.1 
  • 8.1.4 

    Speakers: Reed Mangels, PhD, RD

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    Controversies about Vitamin B12 and Vegan Diets

    Recorded on:  November 17, 2021.

    Vitamin B12 is normally obtained from animal foods and presents some challenges to vegan nutrition. This presentation will review the strength of the research to date regarding Vitamin B12 and Vegan Diets. It will be discussed how Vegan Health provides a minimum and upper recommendation to meet both through supplements and fortified foods. What the potential risks that the cyanide in large doses of cyanocobalamin can impose upon the general population as well as people with chronic kidney disease. As well as discuss which plant foods have shown promise for being a reliable source of vitamin B12.

    CPEU: 1

    Speaker: Jack Norris, RD

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    Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Plant-Based Diets: To Supplement or Not?

    Omega-3 fatty acids have been thought to be important for lowering risk for cardiovascular disease and possibly also for protecting cognitive function. Since long chain Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in cold water fish and to a much lesser extent to eggs, lacto-ovo vegetarians consume very little and vegans generally have none in their diets. Whether or not this matters is a big question in plant-based nutrition. This presentation will review the scientific evidence on the effects of Omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, and discusses diet quality, nutrition adequacy, and effects on Omega-3 fatty acids on depression and risk of dementia. Recommendations are presented to assist registered dietitian nutrition in using plant-based nutrition in clinical practice.

    Previously presented on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

    CPEU: 1.0
    CPE Level: 2
    Performance Indicators: 6.2, 8.1, 8.4

    Learning Objectives

    1. The general strength of the research to date regarding associations between:
      1. Eating fish and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
      2. Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and the prevention of cardiovascular disease
      3. Omega-3 fatty acid intakes, blood levels and risk of dementia
      4. Omega-3 fatty acid intakes for the prevention and treatment of depression.
    2. The relative intakes and blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids for vegetarians and vegans
    3. The recommendations to achieve adequate omega-3 fatty acid status for vegetarians and vegan, including which foods are the most plentiful sources


    Jack Norris, RD

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    "Food and Sustainability: What we can learn from Earth’s planetary boundaries"

    Our food system has a larger environmental impact than perhaps any other human activity. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Emery will present a close look at the ways food and agriculture affect planet Earth, the differences in environmental burdens between foods, and the effects of food production on global and local health. While the primary role of the food system is to provide a nutritious diet to the world’s population, different complete or healthy diets can have dramatically different impacts on the environment and unintended consequences for public health. Dr. Emery will highlight the scientific basis for the agriculture – environment connections and provide space for conversation and questions about the role of food and nutrition in global sustainability.

    Previously presented on Thursday, October 29, 2020.


    Isaac Emery, Ph.D.

    IYou can access the recorded webinar here: https://www.vndpg.org/vn/resources/webinar/archived-webinars/food-sustainability-webinar 

    Learning Objectives: 

    Attendees should be able to:

    1. What are the “planetary boundaries” and how can we use them to define ‘sustainability’ and sustainable diets?
    2. How does our food system contribute to the planetary boundaries?
    3. What are the biggest differences between food groups from an environmental perspective?

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    The Carbon Footprint Of A Sandwich