plant based nutrition course

The Fundamentals of Plant Based Nutrition Course

This course is designed to offer practical, research-based information to anyone wishing to understand more about different models of plant-based eating, whether you are an individual embarking on change or a healthcare professional wishing to better understand and support your clients.

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About the course

The world is changing and so are the foods we eat. There is a shift towards more plant-based eating with an estimated 19% of the World population now identifying as either vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian.

A further 1 in 3 people are cutting down on, or eliminating, meat from their diets. This is a fast-growing global phenomenon and one that forecasters predict is here to stay. Individuals are choosing plant-based diets for health, animal welfare and environmental reasons. Whatever the motive, it is vital that those shifting to a plant-based lifestyle understand the key elements required to optimise health.

This course was designed in collaboration with leading plant-based Nutritional Therapist and IHS graduate Chris Peare of Green Lemon Nutrition

We will explore:

  • The different approaches to plant-based eating: vegetarianism, veganism, flexitarianism and plant-slant
  • The potential health benefits of a plant-based diet
  • Maximising nutrient intake on a plant-based diet
  • The individual and powerful health benefits of a variety of plant foods
  • Optimising your diet, including fermenting, sprouting and eating a rainbow
  • Becoming more plant-based: practical support with meal planning, cooking, shopping and eating out

All students and graduates can access our closed Facebook group and join a community of like-minded individuals to share recipes, advice, ideas, resources and much more

Online, self-paced study, 6 months to complete

50-100 learning hours

Interactive learning & tutor support

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