This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.
Making more vegan food choices can be a powerful way to protect
individual health and promote social justice. This course will address the
impacts of meat, dairy, and eggs on climate change, animal welfare, and human
rights. It will provide guidelines for planning health-promoting plant-based diets
and will explore nutrition controversies including those related to soy foods
and vegetarian meats. The course will include practical pointers for creating
meals based on plant foods and finding vegan food in the Berkshires.
Ginny Messina is a dietitian with a master’s degree
in public health nutrition. She has worked as a public health nutritionist, a
college instructor, and an advisor to non-profit organizations. She speaks on
plant-based nutrition at events for both the public and health professionals.
Her books include Vegan for Life¸Never Too Late to Go Vegan, andProtest Kitchenand she is
the co-author of a textbook on plant-based nutrition for dietetic students, now
in its 4th edition.
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