PLANT FOOD SOURCES OF PROTEIN
Plant Proteins for optimum health: the evidence and the practice Grab a cuppa and tune in to gain the latest science in plant proteins.
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Plant proteins for optimum health – the evidence and the practice Organised in association with the INDI & BDA for their members. Open to all health professionals. During this webinar, guest speaker and dietitian Vanessa Clarkson, will review the latest evidence to support the inclusion of plant proteins into diets for good health. She will address some myths and provides practical ideas for plant-based eating that dietitians and nutritionists can use with their clients with reference to the UK and Irish populations:
- Overall nutritional package provided by plant food sources of protein
- Quantity and quality of plant proteins
- Mineral bioavailability from plant food sources
- Plant based eating and sustainability
- Plant protein sources and health:
- Weight management
- Heart health
- Bone health
- Muscle protein synthesis
- Breaking down barriers and motivating consumers to switch to eat more plants
Expert Speaker Biography
Vanessa Clarkson RD RNutr
BSc Dietetics, MSc Food Policy Vanessa is a public health nutritionist, dietitian and food policy expert with extensive experience supporting communities to eat well and lead healthier lives. In her roles with some of the world’s largest food businesses including Coles in Australia and Asda (Wal*Mart) in the UK, she has lead the charge on developing, implementing and evaluating change policies and programs that genuinely make an impact on population health outcomes. UK born and bred but currently residing in Australia, she is well respected in her field and advocates for improved systems to support healthier lifestyles, right up to Australian Federal Government level, where she currently chairs the Healthy Food Partnership’s Reformulation Working Group and is a member of the Health Star Rating Advisory Committee. She is also recognised on a global level, having received special invitations from the Institute of Medicine in the US and the European Commission to speak on the role of public health improvement programs in the food industry. Vanessa has specialist interests in behavioural economics, behaviour change, marketing communications and plant-based nutrition. Her expertise in maternal, infant and child nutrition and has recently led to her writing her first book with Murdoch Books – ‘Real Food For Babies And Toddler’ – containing over 80 whole food recipes and a wealth evidence-based information, geared at fostering a lifelong love of real food in children.
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