Friday, December 27, 2013

New Class: Vegetarian Basics & Beyond!

Whole Foods: Vegetarian Basics & Beyond (CULINARY - 13VEGE01)

Are you a vegetarian or considering going vegetarian? Do you have questions about how to meet all of your protein needs and whether or not it is possible to get all of your nutrients from food alone? Join us in this “basics and beyond” class as we de-mystify how to healthfully eat a whole foods diet as a vegetarian. 

Jan 11, 2014 Sat, 1-5p.m. Siona Sammartino, MS, CN. 4 HRs
A plant-based diet can have tremendous health benefits and a vegetarian diet is a preferred way of eating among countless individuals. Yet, for many this means bulking up on processed pastas, breads and soy products, all of which are not whole foods nor related to health and vitality. If you are currently a vegetarian or are seeking to transition to a vegetarian diet, then this class is for you.
Questions like “how much protein do I really need, and is food combining really necessary?” or “can I meet all of my nutrients through food alone?” will be answered. We’ll explore everything you need to know about protein needs and you’ll finally understand how much and what types of proteins to choose from. Then we’ll explore nutrients of concern, how to maximize your diet to meet these nutrients and whether or not supplementation is necessary.
Lastly, you’ll walk away with a day’s meal plan, have all of the tools needed to mix and match plant-based foods to create the ideal whole foods vegetarian diet, and to reap the health benefits you’ve been seeking.
Upon completion of this workshop you will be able to:
  • Calculate basic protein needs and identify whole foods sources of vegetarian protein
  • Demonstrate how to meet daily protein needs through whole foods
  • List the nutrients of concern and demonstrate how to maximize certain foods to meet these nutrient goals
  • Describe whether or not supplementation is necessary and if so list which nutrients to consider
  • Demonstrate how to create a balanced vegetarian meal plan and build the ideal vegetarian plate
Course Note:  Teens, ages 14 and older, may attend with an accompanying adult.

Please Bring: Each participant should bring a calculator. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 280. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

General public$65.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni$55.00
BU Staff$55.00
Full time student$45.00
CampusKenmore Campus
Audiencegeneral public, full time students

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