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Becoming Vegan Comprehensive Edition:
The Complete Reference to Plant-based Nutrition
Book by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
Study Guide Written by Joanne Beverley Edwards-Miller, RD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

40 CPEUs

Book, 611 pgs and study guide with 1 reporting form, 24 pgs.
This comprehensive CPE program, specifically written for health professionals, provides an in-depth discussion of the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices; explains protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life; describes fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets; investigates carbohydrate facts and fallacies; reveals the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains; pinpoints where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products; clarifies the importance of obtaining vitamin B12; and provides a detailed roadmap of how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. It will help you:

  • Recommend foods that fit into a healthy, well-balanced vegan diet;
  • Counsel clients about the use of a vegan diet to manage or treat chronic diseases;
  • Discuss the adequacy of plant-based protein for various client populations;
  • Suggest alternate plant foods for common allergy-inducing plant foods;
  • Discuss benefits of raw versus cooked plant foods especially in relation to treating cancer.

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Becoming Vegan Comprehensive Edition:
The Complete Reference to Plant-based Nutrition
Book by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD
Study Guide Written by Joanne Beverley Edwards-Miller, RD
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

©2015 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


Dawn Morrell: "This plant-based course kept my interest and I enjoyed the section on "Nutrition for Seniors," which sharpened my counseling skills with older adults on ways to stretch food dollars."

Linda Luoma: "Very practical and uses unbiased nutrition information to answer potential clients questions regarding maintaining good health on a Vegan diet, which is mysterious to many who think that without animal products nutritional needs can't be adequately met."

Ana Areopaja: "The course gave me a thorough understanding of how to provide a balance diet for vegan patients."

Donna Schaffer: "This book was terrific. I have been a vegetarian for 40+ years and in diet and cancer research for 35+ years and I learned a lot."

Jamie Kuchta: "I loved the explanation as to what each question asked; very informative and helpful. Vegan diet is so important and this is the first course I have ever seen on the topic.
Excellent book, organized, informative and well-written!"

Linda Baldwin: "I loved the case studies, they were challenging enough and provided an great review of the material from iron intake, calcium, omega 3's and 6's and supplied info on disease states and how they are affected by a plant based diet."

Julie Cottrell: "I like the fact that these courses contain CURRENT info on topics; all the courses I have taken have also been well-written and thorough."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition. The Complete Reference to Plant-based Nutrition. The program consists of a book of the same title by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, and this study guide. This CPE program will enable you to help your clients apply the concepts of plant-based nutrition so that they can improve the quality of their lives. It is also designed to help you earn 40 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (60 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, 3801 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Recommend foods that fit into a healthy, well-balanced vegan diet;
  • Apply findings from research when counseling clients about prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, angina, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and breast cancer, and the use of a vegan diet to manage or treat these diseases;
  • Discuss potential health benefits of a well-balanced vegan diet;
  • Identify potential areas of difficulty in meeting nutritional needs, along with solutions for clients wanting to transition to a vegan diet;
  • Assist clients in meeting recommended intakes for protein, iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D, fiber, and essential fatty acids, on a plant-based diet;
  • Recommend effective strategies for losing weight on a vegan diet;
  • Discuss the adequacy of plant-based protein for physically active patients;
  • Propose healthy eating strategies for older adults, incorporating ideas for enhancing food flavors;
  • Recommend effective nutritional strategies using a vegan diet for clients who wish to gain weight;
  • Suggest foods that may alleviate pain for clients with pain associated with menstruation;
  • Compare how an animal-based diet versus a plant-based diet may impact bone health;
  • Discuss how factors such as physical activity and alcohol affect bone health;
  • Suggest alternate plant foods for common allergy-inducing plant foods;
  • Discuss potential effects of chemical contaminants on human health;
  • Compare the types of iron found in animal and plant foods and their effects on lipid oxidation;
  • Suggest ways to improve digestion of beans;
  • Discuss the effects of plant-based versus animal-based sources of phosphorous on compromised kidney health;
  • Discuss any benefits of raw versus cooked plant foods especially in relation to treating cancer;
  • Propose the inclusion of soy-based products in a healthy vegan diet.


Chapter 1: Widening the Circle of Compassion
Chapter 2: The Great Vegan Advantage
Chapter 3: Protein Power from Plants
Chapter 4: Balancing Fats
Chapter 5: Carbohydrates: The Whole Story
Chapter 6: Minding Your Minerals
Chapter 7: Vitamins: Vital for Life
Chapter 8: Clean, Strong Vegan Eating
Chapter 9: Expecting Vegans: Pregnancy and Lactation
Chapter 10: Growing Vegans
Chapter 11: Prime of Life: Nutrition for Seniors
Chapter 12: Weighty Matters
Chapter 13: The Vegan Athlete
Chapter 14: The Vegan Plate and Menus
APPENDIX: Recommended Intakes of Vitamins and Minerals


Brenda Davis, RD, is a leader in her field and an esteemed, popular speaker. She is a past chairperson of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and coauthor of more than eight books, including Defeating Diabetes. Brenda is the 2007 inductee into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, is a sought-after speaker and consultant. She has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and Bastyr University in Seattle. She coauthored the joint position paper on vegetarian diets for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Dietitians of Canada and is a consultant to the government of British Columbia. She also has coauthored more than eight books, including Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities.


Joanne Beverley Edwards-Miller, RD, has worked in various dietetic settings including hospital, long-term-care, and specialized clinics. She enjoys working in the community offering nutrition counselling, corporate nutrition programs, cooking classes, and healthy lifestyle education seminars. She enjoys writing for her local newspaper and has hosted a number of healthy lifestyle television programs.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chai, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter "Read and Grow Rich" written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU!
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Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program:

Barbara Wagner, RD, LDN
Plant Focused Nutrition
Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA

Cheli Barokas-Agate, RD
Baycrest Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

Gwendolyn Humfries, RD
Baycrest Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

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