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Podcast – Ann McMeans – Plant-Based Eating

In this podcast episode, Ann McMeans, a registered dietitian for more than four decades, and I discuss plant-based eating.

Listen to the episode here or on Apple, Spotify, or another podcast app

Ann retired last year from her role as a Senior Dietitian and Nutrition Research Manager at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior job responsibilities included managing and serving as a co-investigator in pediatric and adult nutrition research at the Clinical Research Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and the USDA Children’s Nutrition Research Center. She currently works part-time as a pediatric gastroenterologist intestinal research dietitian with Baylor.

Ann will explain:

  • The difference between a vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based diet
  • Examples of plant-focused meals
  • Why these foods are important
  • How many fruit/vegetable servings to consume each day
  • How much protein we really need
  • Benefits of various grains
  • Benefits of eating a plant-based diet
  • What is a healthy microbiome

In this episode, we reference:

Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach

Eat More, Live Well by Megan Rossi

Forks Over Knives

7-Day Eating Plan (in Eating Well)

Article by Paul Greenberg

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Photo courtesy of Ann McMeans