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Vegan for Life

Vegan for Life

Everything 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

Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, RDN
Course Expiration Date: May-31-2024
Product Name

Book Only (2400)

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16 CE Paper Test Only (2401)

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16 CE Book & Paper Test (2402)

Regular price $145.00

16 CE Online Test Only (W2401)

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16 CE Book & Online Test (W2402)

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Book Details

Author Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, RDN
Year Published 2020
Edition 2nd Edition
Publisher Hachette
ISBN 978-0738285863
Format Paperback
Page Count 352

Course Objectives

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.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

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.