Vegan for LifeEverything You Need to Know to Be Healthy on a Plant-Based Diet
An essential reference on going vegan, for the pregnant vegan mom, or the nutrition counselor who wants the most current vegan guidelines for clients. Charts help identify best food sources of most at risk nutrients. The authors, Jack Norris, RDN and Virginia Messina, MPH, RDN debunk some of the most persistent myths about vegan nutrition and provide guidelines for getting enough calcium and protein, how to find the best supplements, and understanding soy.
This book explains everything you need to know about going vegan. Library Journal
Packed with science yet never boring…put wealth of vegan information at your fingertips while putting to rest any nutritional issues that concern those aspiring to a plant-based diet. VegNews
Level 1 & 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.5, 1.2.6, 1.4.1, 1.7.5, 1.7.6, 1.8.5, 2.2.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.3, 9.4.2
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify three benefits to the Earth from people eating a vegan diet.
2. Discuss three health benefits to a person from eating a vegan diet.
3. Name five most important and most eaten protein sources on the vegan diet and explain why protein needs are higher in a vegan or vegetarian diet.
4. Name at least three often missing essential nutrients in a vegan diet and identify suggested sources of the nutrients.
5. Discuss two nutrients that vegans consume more than most omnivores.
6. Describe the importance of DHA and identify four possible vegan sources.
7. Discuss two benefits of eating fermented and sprouted foods.
8. Identify which two minerals are not absorbed as well as from plants as from animal foods.
9. Describe three considerations when a pregnant woman is eating a vegan diet.
10. Describe three considerations when an infant is breastfed by a vegan mom and for the vegan child’s diet.
11. Identify the supplements recommended for all vegan teens.
12. Discuss the strategies for an older person eating a vegan diet to avoid too much muscle and bone loss.
13. Explain why a vegan diet may be ill-advised for the following persons: those on dialysis, those with many FODMAP challenges, or those with eating disorders.
Why we chose this book
This title was suggested to us by a RDN, and we agreed that it covers the topic of vegan living very well with emphasis on good nutrition.
About the author
Jack Norris, RDN, is a vegan dietitian, the cofounder and executive director of Vegan outreach, and a popular speaker and vegan advocate.
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, is one of the world’s most highly respected pioneers of vegan nutrition. She is a popular speaker, board member, and consultant.