Los Angeles — April 15 to 16, The Wonderful Co. will host a plant-based nutrition leadership symposium covering science and culinary applications, while highlighting pistachios use in plant-based diets.
“Plant-based eating is gaining momentum, and during the past five years the number of people striving to eat less meat has nearly doubled,” says Maggie Moon, MS, RD, nutrition director for Wonderful. “This symposium will equip credible nutrition experts with the tools they need to guide the way toward an inclusive movement that helps more people enjoy healthy plant-based eating.”
Topics slated for the two-day event include protein quality, sustainable nutrition, sports nutrition and microbiome health, Wonderful reports. Session presenters come from organizations and universities including Stanford; Loma Linda; University of California, San Diego; and the True Health Alliance.
While interest in plant-based diets has grown, consumers remain confused on the quality of plant protein and demonstrate a fear of failing to meet daily requirements of the nutrient. Wonderful notes these misconceptions makes it vital to partner with dietitians to provide practical strategies and advice.
“Snacks are an overlooked opportunity to get more plant protein,” says Adam Cooper, senior vice-president of marketing at Wonderful. “Pistachios are the go-to portable plant protein, and nuts deserve more credit overall as a great plant-based protein solution.”
More details on the event, which will take place in Los Angeles, are available at pbnls.com.