Tune-Up Your Plant-Based Diet
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Tune-Up Your Plant-Based Diet

A safe and practical approach to nutrition
4.6 (4 ratings)
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51 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Analyze your diet at any point in time
  • Identify the nutrients you commonly lack in your diet
  • Understand what foods to eat in order to prevent nutrient deficiency
  • Learn how to create balanced, plant-based meals
  • Identify the right foods to eat dependent on your deficiency
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  • Be comfortable visiting new websites
  • Be able to use a PC at a beginner level
  • This course requires several assignments; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Are you following a vegan, vegetarian, or other plant-based diet? Then this course is for you!

Plant-based diets are arguably the healthiest diets to follow. But only if they're done right! 

I have analyzed the diets of many plant-based eaters and I always find that they lack several vitamins and minerals, which are essential components to health and wellness. There is so much talk about "Macros" -- but what about "Micros?" Micronutrients are equally important and leaving them out of the equation won't help you achieve and sustain your health goals. 

In this course, you will learn the tools and skills you need to:

  1. Analyze your current diet
  2. Determine which nutrients your diet is missing
  3. Create a plan to include those nutrients in your diet

Here is what will be covered in this course:

  • Learn 3 best practices for accurately tracking your diet
  • Actively track and analyze 3 days of food and beverage intake
  • Learn how to use the Super Tracker, a free nutrition tracking and analysis software 
  • Generate and interpret your own nutrient analysis report to find your nutrient deficiencies
  • Learn to use the Food Group method to transition your current diet into an adequately nourishing one
  • Review the basics of vitamins and minerals and which foods contain those specific nutrients

*You will also have access to a private support group on Facebook to discuss course content with other students!

Enroll today for a healthier tomorrow!

Who is the target audience?
  • Any vegan, vegetarian, or other plant-based eater wanting to "tune-up" their diet and be sure they are getting all the nutrients they need.
Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
2 Lectures 06:38

This lecture takes you step-by-step through the course topics so you know what to expect.

Preview 03:09
Analyze Your Diet
5 Lectures 29:28

Learn how to: use the Food Tracker tool to enter your daily food log and generate and interpret your nutrient analysis report. If you are having technical issues with the Food Tracker tool, consult the user guide in the resources section below.

Create a Profile

Learn how to use the USDA Super Tracker to enter in your food log. You will also learn how to generate and interpret your nutrient analysis report.

Food Tracking & Nutrient Analysis

Learn how to use the Super Tracker "Add Recipes" function to save you time when entering your food log.

Adding Recipes

Learn three best practices for accurately tracking your diet so that your nutrient analysis report is as accurate as possible.

Preview 05:14

Diet Tracking
4 questions

Track your diet for three consecutive days, enter all foods and beverages into the Food Tracker, and generate your nutrient analysis report. **Remember to select the correct range of dates when analyzing your diet. 

Identify which nutrients you fall below the recommended level by looking at the "status" column on your report. Nutrients marked "Under" will be the nutrients you will focus on for the remainder of the course. Please submit these nutrients by completing the survey found in the link below. 

Homework: Track Your Diet & Generate Your Report
Filling in the Gaps: Using Food Groups as Your Guide to Adequate Nutrition
4 Lectures 47:05

Introduction to Food Group serving sizes and using the "Healthy Plate" as a model for your meals.

Food Groups are Your Friend

Learn what appropriate portion sizes look like within each food group. I'll also answer some commonly asked questions about protein, dairy and gluten.

The BIg 5

Food Group Checkpoint
10 questions

Learn which foods contain specific minerals and the role that minerals play in the body. I'll also expand on those minerals that are typically difficult to get as a plant based eater.


Minerals Checkpoint
7 questions

Learn which foods contain specific vitamins and the role that vitamins play in the body. I'll also expand on those vitamins that are typically difficult to get as a plant based eater.


Vitamin Checkpoint
7 questions
Build A Nutritionally Sound Plant-Based Plate
2 Lectures 14:15

Learn how to put it altogether. How do all these foods and nutrients fit on the plate to allow you to meet your nutrient needs?

My Plate

Now it's your turn to create a sample day that meets all your nutrient needs. 

Homework: Your New & Improved Eating Plan
Course Wrap Up
1 Lecture 00:30

Congratulations! You finished the course. 

About the Instructor
Ashley Galloway Thomas
4.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
51 Students
1 Course
Registered Dietitian

Ashley holds a Master's Degree in Nutrition from Florida State University and has worked as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian for five years providing nutrition assessments and interventions for a wide variety of populations. She has worked as a clinical dietitian in pediatric and kidney transplant nutrition, as a research dietitian, and more recently, as a campus dietitian and Nutrition Instructor at a university. She also manages her own nutrition website called The Fresh Beet. Her areas of expertise are providing medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education to help prevent, treat, and reverse diet related disease.