This self-study continuing education course, which was approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to offer 2 CPEUs, provides an overview of the EAT-Lancet Commission’s planetary health diet, a largely plant-based flexitarian diet; discusses the principles of a flexitarian diet; describes the nutritional advantages of a flexitarian diet; examines the health and environmental benefits of a flexitarian diet; and provides strategies RDNs can use when counseling their clients on implementing a flexitarian diet.
Since this course was written, two additional studies on the Eat-Lancet planetary health diet have been published, one authored by Stubbendorff et al. (2022) and another by Sun et al. (2022). See below URLs to access these additional articles (references).
Stubbendorff A, Sonestedt E, Ramne S, Drake I, Hallström E, Ericson U. Development of an EAT-Lancet index and its relation to mortality in a Swedish population, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2022;115(3):705–716, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab369
Sun Z, Scherer L, Tukker A. et al. Dietary change in high-income nations alone can lead to substantial double climate dividend. Nature Food, 2022;3:29–37, https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-021-00431-5