Streamline your life with plant based eating

Does plant-based eating bring to mind carrot and muesli crunching hippies? Well think again. Plant based eating can streamline and advance your life and health at home, at work, and at play. If cooking dinner and going to the supermarket has become a minefield as you try to negotiate the do’s and dont’s of the latest diet, then plant-based eating is for you.


Plant based eating offers flexibility and long-term well-being with the beneficial side effects of reduced metabolic and infectious diseases. It means choosing food for its superior qualities, its antioxidant content, and its impact on your gut microbiome, rather than focusing on its quantities, calories, points, grams, or tablespoons.

Course outline

An introduction to plant-based eating and the key components that provide its multiple health benefits.
Learning Outcomes:
• Become familiar with the concept of quality as opposed to quantity in relation to food and eating habits
• Learn about the antioxidant life and functions of foods
• Discover the gut microbiome and its considerable effect on resilience, health, and energy
• Learn how to structure your own eating plan for health issues, age group, and activities


  • Saturday 7 November, 9:30am -1:00pm
  • $55.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Vicki Martin-MacKay, Registered Dietitian

Seminar presenter

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Registered Dietitian

Vicki is a Registered Dietitian with many years of nutritional counselling and teaching experience. She has a private nutrition practice specialising in assisting those with challenging health conditions utilising both integrative nutrition and complementary medicine approaches. Along with her Otago University Dietitian training, Vicki has completed a naturopathic diploma and studied traditional Chinese medicine extensively in China and Japan. She has also worked for many years in the health food industry. Currently, she is studying towards a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Vicki strives to bring a balance of both clinical nutritional experience and evidence-based study to her practice and teaching.

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