What a plant-based diet is all about RD Daniela Novotny offers some insight. October 9, 2019 by university communicationsShare:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)What exactly is a plant-based diet? How is it beneficial? Are there risks involved? Dr. Daniela Novotny, a registered dietitian and biomedical sciences instructor at Missouri State University, shares the key benefits of this type of diet with Eat This, Not That!