Plant-based Eating: Enhancing Health Benefits, Minimizing Nutritional Risks

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We have all heard about the benefits of consuming a plant-based diet. Are there any disadvantages? Tune into this webinar hosted by the MFLN Nutrition & Wellness concentration area to learn about the health benefits and nutritional risks of consuming a plant-based diet. Learn from the experts how to advise your clients on healthy plant-based diets for the best nutrition.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:  

1.  Know there is no single definition of a plant-based diet.

2. Discuss health aspects of vegetarian and vegan diets and quality of evidence supporting health claims.

3. Assess nutritional adequacy/status of vegetarians and/or vegans throughout the life cycle and provide strategies for meeting dietary recommendations for vitamin B12, DHA calcium, and zinc.


Continuing Education Credits

1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians


Kathryn M Kolasa Ph.D., RDN, LDN
Professor Emeritus and Affiliate Professor. Master Educator
Vidant Health Nutrition Consultant
Department of Family Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Dr. Kolasa has authored over 225 publications, a textbook, book chapters, curriculum guides, bulletins and training manuals, videotapes and CD-ROMS. She has created educational websites and delivered more than 375 professional presentations including webinars.  She enjoys presenting nutrition programs to consumer groups. She has been writing a weekly nutrition column for the Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC since 1986.

Roman Pawlak, Ph.D., RD
Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition Science
East Carolina University

Author of several books, Dr. Pawlak has lectured internationally about diet and nutrition.

How to Join

You may connect via the APAN Connect system or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at The recording of this webinar will be posted a couple days after the live session.

  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

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    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

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