Welcome to the website of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Our mission as the leading authority on vegetarian diets is to provide tools from evidence-based research to plan all types of vegetarian meals. We want to share information for all age groups, and fitness levels that will promote health and well-being based on the latest research.


Spiced Chai Latte

Chai latte is a wonderful blend of Chai with extra milk. You can make it with milk or soymilk.

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cereal with fruit

Breaking the Fast

Why is breakfast important? What is the best breakfast? Learn more about this important, yet often overlooked, meal.

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Feeding Healthy Vegan Infants and Children

“Vegan Baby Hospitalized for Severe Malnutrition”, this tragedy is needless and could easily be prevented by following some basic guidelines for infant feeding.

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Quick Snack Ideas for Kids

Create a snack shelf for your child/children. They can reach it, and eat what is there until a time you set before meals.

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Grilled Fruit

Grilling Time for Salads

Although many people are familiar with grilling vegetables, grilled fruit can also add a wonderful flavor to any summer supper.

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hummus salad

Step-by-Step Tips on Becoming Vegan

A recent Harris Poll found that 47% of Americans eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. Are you one of this growing number of people interested in eating more plant based meals?

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Peach and Raspberry Slush

Summer is the time to celebrate the bountiful harvests of the bush berry and tree fruit seasons. This combination is a refreshing drink that has a little zing to it because of the ginger. So kick back, relax, and enjoy this cool and healthy summer beverage. Ingredients: 2 cups skinned, diced peaches (2-3 medium peaches) […]

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Mock Tuna Shell Salad

Mock Tuna Shell Salad

This refreshing, summer salad has slight hints of the sea without any fishy ingredients. Onion and celery lend a crunch to this otherwise soft salad. For best flavor, allow the salad to refrigerate overnight. For extra crunch, serve on a bed of mixed salad.

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calico bean slider

Calico Bean Slider Burgers

Looking for lighter food fare. Bite into these savory little slider burgers make a perfect mouthful. Dress them up with your favorite toppings.

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Appetizing Artichokes

Artichokes are an edible, Mediterranean vegetable that make a great appetizer for two or three people. Half of a medium globe by itself is equivalent to ¼ cup vegetables and 30 Calories.

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