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.

school aged child vegetarian nutrition

How to Create a Vegetarian Lunchbox

Does the pediatrician, your child’s teacher, or total strangers look at you skeptically when you say you are raising your children vegetarian?  Rest assured you are not alone.  Choosing to feed your children a vegetarian can provide all the nutrients for them to grow and be healthy. Do you want the facts on how to […]

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Lunch tips for kids of all ages.

For little kids – They love to open small containers. I bought some 2 ounce containers with lids and used them for a few slices of cucumbers, nut butter or tofu spread for dipping baby carrots, 2 small ginger snaps, a couple of grape tomatoes, grapes and a couple of walnuts. Every one was like a […]

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Vegetarian Myth Busters

Are vegetarian and vegan diets healthy? The answer is yes.

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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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