As representatives of veganism, if we let our health deteriorate because we’re not taking proper care of ourselves, we fail ourselves, the vegan movement, and the animals we’re trying to save. Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian, co-author of Becoming Vegan and several other well-known books, will join us to highlight what we need to know to maintain optimum health. From preventing anemia in vegan women, to assessing food sensitivities, to the 4 top tips for vegans (and vegetarians and near vegetarians), we’ll discuss everything you need to know nutritionally to stay (or become!) healthy and honour the privilege of being vegan.
Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian, did her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of London, England and the University of Toronto. She has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and at Seattle’s Bastyr University. She is co-author of the most recent Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: Vegetarian Diets and the Vegetarian Nutrition section (Chapter 10) of the American Dietetics Association’s Manual of Clinical Dietetics. Vesanto is widely known in the media – press, TV and radio and regularly consults for government and industry from Langley (near Vancouver) British Columbia. The books she has co-authored include Becoming Vegan, Becoming Vegetarian, Food Allergy Survival Guide, Raising Vegetarian Children, and Healthy Eating for Life To Prevent and Treat Cancer.
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