Plant-Based Diets: Nutrition & Wellness
Learn at your own convenience
|22 Feb 2021 - 02 May 2021
Live learning and discussion with instructor each week
|50 Hours of Learning
10 weeks of study: 4-5 hours per week
All inclusive price
Course offered in English
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the nutritional information of fruit and vegetables and rules regarding nutrition content claims and health claims.
- Generate a greater understanding of the marketing mechanism behind the plant-based movement and the ethics around it.
- Develop enhanced awareness of how the seasonal cycle food affects their nutrients.
- Develop well-balanced, nutritional plant-based dishes and menus for personal and/or professional application.
- Discuss popular and cultural plant-based diets and products available.
This course facilitates the development of participants’ knowledge and encourages further study in this complex yet fascinating field and is designed to introduce participants to the varieties, contexts and issues involving our food chain. Through discussions, it allows participants to develop an informed view of a number of issues, and opportunities.
Who is this course for?
This course is for people wanting to explore the merits of plant-based diets and innovations in the plant-based food industry. Culinary arts students, Restaurateurs, chefs, hospitality professionals, menu and product developers, food and health bloggers, retailers of edible plant-based products, fitness, and wellness professionals will all benefit from this course.
Instructor: Samantha Gowing
Before nutrition became trendy, before kale became the superfood superstar, and before the green juice Instagram selfie was ever a ‘thing’, there was Samantha Gowing, spreading the word on healthy cuisine and all that it encompasses. Sam is a Chef hat-winning restaurateur who retrained as a clinical nutritionist and kick-started the ‘food as medicine’ movement. Sam has taught globally for over 20 years and her business Gowing’s Food Health Wealth caters to individual personalised teaching sessions through corporate and team building events
Culinary arts students, Restaurateurs, chefs, hospitality professionals, menu and product developers, food and health bloggers, retailers of edible plant-based products, fitness, and wellness professionals will all benefit from this course.
Here is the course outline:
The Plant Kingdom
2 hrs, 35 min
Meet Samantha Gowing, your instructor. In this lesson, Samantha introduces you to plant-based diets and specifically the plant kingdom.
Planting the Seed; Trees of Knowledge
2 hrs, 7 min
Can the garden make us smarter?
The Protein Paradox
2 hrs, 1 min
Dive into the world of faux foods.
The Comfort Zone
2 hrs, 1 min
Can we find comfort in plant-based foods?
Approaches to Wellness and the Soul of Soil
2 hrs, 6 min
Discuss a number of plant-based philosophes and understand the complexities of soil health.
Sustainability and Food Miles
1 hr, 28 min
How food miles affect sustainability.
Culinary Plant Families: Bioflavonoids and Indoles
1 hr, 33 min
Discover the immune-building compounds found in specific groups of plants.
Culinary Plant Families: Brassicas and Solanaceae
1 hr, 26 min
Brassicas and cool-season crops.
Foraging and Feasting from the Field
1 hr, 40 min
Are you wild about plants? Let's go foraging.
Your Future of Food
Bringing it all together and where to next?
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
|Certificate of Completion|
|Statement of Results|