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WELL 21 — Plant-Based Living: A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Rosane Oliveira
Duration: 5 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jul 9—Aug 6
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Tuesdays
 
Class Meeting Time: 5:30—7:20 pm (PT)
Tuition: $360
   
Refund Deadline: Jul 11
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Tuesdays
Duration: 5 weeks
Time: 5:30—7:20 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jul 9—Aug 6
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $360
 
Refund Deadline: Jul 11
 
Instructor(s): Rosane Oliveira
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
Plant-based nutrition is one of the most powerful ways to improve your health, lose (or maintain) weight, and contribute to a more sustainable world. Scientific evidence shows that many chronic diseases can be prevented, controlled, and even reversed with plant-based nutrition. Further, the plant-based lifestyle is associated with health and longevity, with the world's longest-living populations eating plant-centered diets.

In this course, you will learn the fads, facts, and fiction surrounding different plant-centered diets, including Mediterranean, Blue Zones, vegetarian, vegan, and whole-food plant-based. You will learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid to promote health, vitality, and longevity. The course will cover why plant-based nutrition makes it easy to lose weight and keep it off without counting calories. It will also discuss animal product alternatives and how to read food labels and find the most health-promoting plant-based foods at the grocery store. The course will focus on real-life applications and include resources, tips, and strategies for a successful transition to a more plant-based lifestyle. At the end of the course, you will have the scientific knowledge and practical advice to tailor your diet to your personal life and food preferences. Whether you are new to plant-based nutrition or could benefit from reviewing key elements of the diet, this course is for you.

ROSANE OLIVEIRA
President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation; Visiting Clinical Faculty, UC Davis School of Medicine

Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics and genomics research to create programs that help people develop new habits on their journey toward health and well-being. She works with the UC Davis School of Medicine I-EXPLORE team to integrate preventive and lifestyle medicine topics into the medical school curriculum.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.