This short course...

  • is for: Members of public, practitioners
  • is with: Christine Bailey
  • spans: 1 day
  • provides: ION CPD 5 hours
  • has a discount: Use discount code IONSC_PB15OFF at the checkout to get 15% off. Offer expires end of 13th December 2019.

Vegetarian, vegan and raw-food diets are growing in popularity but ensuring all nutrients are provided can be challenging.  This one-day course will give you lots of practical ideas to help your clients, family and friends to eat enjoyable and satisfying plant-based meals that provide all essential nutrients.

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What will I learn?

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • A deeper understanding of what the health benefits can be from plant-based diets
  • A deeper understanding of what nutrients may be lacking - how they can be incorporated and where and what type of supplementation may be necessary
  • Learnt how to feed children, the elderly and athletes on plant- based diets and what additional nutrients these different groups require
  • Learnt how to meal plan for families and individuals to include healthy proteins, fats and carbs
  • Had the chance to significantly interact with a highly experienced speaker and gained answers and further ideas pertinent to your specific work or personal circumstances



Programme overview


  • Attendee registration


  • Definitions of different plant- based diets including vegetarian, vegan and raw food diets. Benefits of different plant- based diets to health
  • A look at the macros - how to balance protein, fats and carbs on a plant- based diet
  • A look at nutrients - what nutrients may be low and what are the best food sources
  • Laboratory testing to check for deficiencies: An overview

11.45 – 13.00

  • Plant- based diets for children and teenagers, the elderly and athletes - additional considerations for each group
  • How to create a balanced and healthy diet - meal planning in practice. Key foods to include


13.45– 15.30

  • Kitchen equipment for special diets e.g. raw food diets
  • Supplements for vegans, superfoods and new foods for the vegan sector – what to look for and what to avoid
  • Q & A


Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths and other health practitioners
  • Nutrition students in their final year
  • Vegetarian, vegan and other members of the public who would like to add more plant-based meals in their diet or support their family and friends



Who will teach?

Christine Bailey PGCE, MSc, mBANT, CNHC, MIFM

Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author of over 14 recipe and health books, including “Go Lean Vegan” – a functional medicine recipe book for plant-based eating. She regularly appears in the media and runs a successful practice in Berkshire and London. She lectures on nutrition at BSc and MSc level and presents at national conferences and events on a wide range of health and nutrition topics. Christine runs a range of cookery days on healthy eating and how best to implement specific dietary approaches.



How will I be taught?

Christine will explain key principles of functional nutrition and plant-based diets.  Participants are not expected to have trained in nutrition to attend but the course will use some technical language and assume some knowledge. Recommendations may include testing or safe supplementation guidelines. Participants will be able to ask questions to Christine to better understand principles and practice. You will be provided with essential information, practical tips and take-home resources



Good to know

  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • Where you are booking with a discount code, please check you have read ION’s discount terms and conditions: https://www.ion.ac.uk/promotions
  • ION will provide an electronic link to course materials two weeks in advance. Please ensure that you check the email account you signed up to hear about ION with around this time.
  • The day includes drink and light refreshments. Lunch is not provided
  • Maximum 36 participants
  • If you have a queries, please email [email protected]

Copy and paste (or type) the discount code IONSC_PB15OFF at the checkout "apply discount" stage to get 15% off your booking fee. Hurry! Offer expires end 13th December 2019.

This event has been very popular and is now full.

Thank you for showing an interest in our event. At the current time, this event is full.

Places will be offered to the waiting list if they become available. Fill in the enquiry form to place yourself on the waiting list.

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