A plant-based diet consists exclusively of plant foods. This includes fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes while avoiding meat, dairy, and eggs. Plant-based foods are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, free of cholesterol, and low in calories and saturated fat. This diet has been associated with a variety of health benefits including healthy weight, optimal health, and longevity. In this class we will identify the health benefits associated with plant-based diets, the nutritional risks, and some practical applications of this diet into our everyday lives.