Thursday 11 May 2023 at 7pm BST

Plant-Based Diets and Omega-3s

with Elena Holmes MSc, Registered Nutritionist mBANT

Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the LM MOC)

This webinar will provide participants with up-to-date evidence of omega-3 fatty acids (ALA, EPA, and DHA) in relation to plant-based nutrition. It will cover main specifics of omega-3 metabolism and functions in the body and how this translates into recommendations to those following plant-based diets.

What will I learn from this webinar?

  • To understand the principles of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism and functions
  • To review what the current evidence suggests about omega-3s in vegans
  • To present and discuss recommendations that could be drawn from the evidence
Plant-Based Diets and Omega-3s webinar Elena Holmes MSc, Registered Nutritionist mBANT

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About the speaker

Elena Holmes is a Registered Nutritionist mBANT. She works with individual clients, support and interest groups, delivers educational talks and workshops, and participates in nutrition-related panels. She has been a member of PBHP UK since 2018.

Elena qualified as a Clinical Nutritionist in 2016 (PGDip) and immediately started working in the field.

In 2019, she obtained an MSc with a thesis, “What is the current evidence for alpha-linolenic acid to docosahexaenoic acid conversion efficiency in adult vegans? A systematic review”. Because of the complex nature of fatty acid metabolism, the importance of omega-3s to human health and their role in 100% plant-based diets, fatty acids remain one of Elena’s main objects of interest and expertise.

Elena regularly writes articles for nutrition, health, and vegan lifestyle-related magazines and organisations.

Elena is a member of the Research Network of The Vegan Society. Elena collaborated with Veganuary, Viva!Health, The Vegan Society, and Plant-based Health Professionals UK.


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This webinar lasts one hour including a Live Q&A.

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