DONATE
FOR PHYSICIANS
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
ETHICAL RESEARCH & EDUCATION
MEDIA CENTER
LEGISLATIVE FOCUS
CLINICAL RESEARCH
EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
MEMBERSHIP
SHOP

Connect with Us

 

 

The Physicians Committee




Session 2. Overview of the Vegan Diet

Aim: To familiarize participants with the vegan diet and to help them plan their meals.

Tools:

  • Attendance sheet
  • Chapter 2: Overview of the Vegan Diet from Nutrition Education Curriculum DVD
  • AV equipment to show DVD
  • Extension cord
  • Large writing surface and writing tool
  • Paper/pens for group members

Welcome and Introductions (10 minutes):

  • Thank participants for coming.
  • Introduce instructors.
  • Invite participants to introduce themselves (by their first names) and briefly mention what they hope to get from the program.
  • Distribute participant binders

Video:

DVD (15:55): “The Power of Your Plate” from The Power of Food: Session 1

The DVD covers:

  • Benefits of the diet and success stories
  • Calories in fatty foods versus carbohydrates (with participant interaction!)
  • Initial ideas for menu planning

Lecture and Discussion (20 minutes):

  • Ask participants to open their binders to the Menu Planning Form.
  • Ask them to think about ideas for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that omit animal products and are reasonably low in oil. These should be meals they would like to test out this coming week.
  • For ideas, check Appendix 2.

Home Activities (2 minutes): Test out meals, aiming to find at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner that meets the guidelines and that you really like. 

< Session 1

Session 3 >

 



 

PCRM Nutrition Curriculum DVD
Purchase curriculum DVD Package

Let us know how you like the curriculum

CURRICULUM

Overview

Basic Principles

Encouraging Discussion

Session 1. Diabetes

Session 2. Overview of the Vegan Diet

Session 3. Vegan Diet Planning

Session 4. Replacing Meat

Session 5. Dairy Alternatives

Session 6. Dining Out

Session 7. Weight Loss

Session 8. Addictive Foods/Understanding Cravings

Session 9. Healthy Heart

Session 10. Glycemic Index

Session 11. Healthy Eating During Work and Travel

Session 12. Virtual Grocery Store Tour

Session 13. Breast Cancer

Session 14. Prostate Cancer

Session 15. Favoring Fiber

Session 16. Digestive Health

Session 17. Hypertension

Session 18. Cooking Demonstration (Optional)

Resources

 
This site does not provide medical or legal advice. This Web site is for informational purposes only.
Full Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

The Physicians Committee
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016
Phone: 202-686-2210     Email: pcrm@pcrm.org