Welcome to O vegetariano (the Vegetarian)!!
My name is Sandra Gomes Silva. I’m a nutritionist and I’m vegetarian.
I created The Vegetarian in order to help who is or want to become vegetarian. In this blog I will share everything I know about vegetarian food and nutrition, besides (really) simple, (very) fast and (excessively) delicious recipes!
I am the author of the manual “Guidelines for a healthy vegetarian diet“, launched by the Health General Directorate under the National Program for Healthy Food Promotion (PNPAS) in December 2015.
(Nutritionist member 2340N of the Portuguese Order of Nutritionists).
I graduated in Nutrition Sciences at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto (2009/2013).
In 2013, I got the Certificate of Pedagogical Competency – Initial Pedagogical Training for Trainers, for which I am also a trainer/coach.
I made my academic internship at Hospital de Braga and the Municipality of Barcelos in 2013. Later, I performed two internships: one in a Nursing Home (Centro Social de Bairro), in 2014, and one in a hospital (Centro Hospitalar Médio Ave, EPE) (2014-2015).
After the release of the Guidelines for a Healthy Vegetarian Food, I had the opportunity to participate as a speaker at the International Congress Vegetarian Paredes de Coura, with the lecture “Guidelines for a Healthy Vegetarian Food” (18/07/2015) and the IV Meeting of Gastronomy of FCNAUP Student Association, with the lecture “Vegetarian Nutrition in the adulthood” (11/18/2015). Later I participated as a speaker in the Course “Vegetarian Nutrition”, framed in Artificial Nutrition Symposium of the Portuguese Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition (APNEP) (13/12/2015).
In addition to the Vegetarian topic, I’ve already performed several trainings and lectures under the nutrition and healthy eating topics and presented papers in national and international conferences. I also had the opportunity to attend various courses and conferences, national and internationals.
Other areas of interest
Among the various areas of nutrition, I have special appreciation for Oncology nutrition and I’ve participated in the translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the PG-SGA for the Portuguese setting. See more at http://pt-global.org/.