1-day food demo  |  New for 2018  |  ION CPD 5 hours

This lively food education and tasting day gives lots of practical ideas to support clients, family and  friends eat enjoyable and satisfying plant based meals whilst still providing  essential nutrients. 

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What will I learn?

This day aims to give lots of practical ideas and advice. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • A deeper understanding of what nutrients can be lacking in a plant based diet and how to incorporate them easily into your diet. 
  • A deeper understanding of what the health benefits can be, based on current research 
  • Considered how to feed children on a vegan or vegetarian diet and additional factors for consideration 
  • Learnt how to meal plan for families and individuals 
  • Had an opportunity to taste-test a variety of the foods discussed and to explore different methods of food preparation through practical demonstrations.
  • A comprehensive selection of recipes and creative solutions for incorporating dietary suggestions.
  • Had the chance to significantly interact with a highly experienced speaker and gain answers and further ideas pertinent to your specific work or personal experience
  • Had the chance to network with other individuals and practitioners interested in plant based foods and make useful contacts. 
Full day programme




Who is this course for?

  • Vegetarians, Vegans and other members of the public who would like to add more plant based meals in their diet
  • All health care and other practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge in plant based foods
  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Pre-course reading materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced speakers and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners



Who will teach?

Christine Bailey is a well- known nutritionist, chef and author of over 13 recipe and health books including Go Lean Vegan. 



How will I be taught?

Christine will explain key principles at the same time as preparing and cooking dishes for participants to sample. Participants will not be involved in food preparation and cooking but they will taste-test many of the foods and products discussed; be able to explore the benefit of using different methods of food preparation and be able to ask questions to the speaker to better understand principles and practice.

Space is limited to 26 participants. You will be provided with an educational resource that outlines key principles and relevant foods; recipes for dishes/products made on the day and other favourites.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day. Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date. Please note if you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link to materials. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalised notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use any longer materials provided eg powerpoints as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance


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  • Open events: Interested in studying for a career in nutrition? Attend an open day, open evening or webinar to find the right course for you
  • Optimum Nutrition Clinic: If you are feeling unwell, have a long standing condition, or just want to improve your sense of overall wellbeing, visit our friendly, trusted Richmond upon Thames clinic to see how we can help
  • Optimum Nutrition magazine: Available freely in digital format or to buy in print, our quarterly magazine is the key source of information for those working in, or with an interest in, nutrition and its impact on health and wellbeing.
  • Optimum Nutrition newsletter: Every month, for free, you will receive the latest news, recipes, events and offers to extend your knowledge


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