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.


Broccoli Salad

Bite into this crunchy, creamy salad where broccoli is the star.

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Raising Vegetarian Infants

Our Vegetarian Infants Resource provides new parents lists of the foods that provide the best sources of iron, zinc, calcium, Vitamin B12 and other nutrients essential for a growing infant.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month — celebrate with plant-based nutrition all month long (all year long, let’s be honest) by sharing yummy recipes and helpful nutrition information.

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How To Feed A Vegetarian Teenager

Did your teenager recently become a vegetarian? Will your teenager no longer eat your meatloaf, baked chicken, or fish? Do you want to support your teenager’s pursuit of a healthy vegetarian/vegan diet? Then check out our resource for Vegetarian Teens.

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Polenta Pizza

Pizza night has taken a new twist at my home. The usual flour based crust has now been replaced by polenta. Instead of the pizza stone we now use our trusty cast iron skillet. Pizza night will never be the same again.

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Kohlrabi Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

What is Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi can be eaten cooked or raw. It comes in a variety of colors from light green to dark purple, although in both varieties the flesh is white beneath the skin.

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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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Chocolate Banana Nut Leather

Summertime means hitting the road. Traveling can pose limited options for healthy snacking so why not make your own before you go?  One way to prepare your own tasty snacks is by using a dehydrator. There are many flavorful options that can be created in a relatively short amount of time including fruit leathers.

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Lunches Children Will Devour

Hungry kids are grumpy kids. At every age, packing or purchasing enough food and drinks is the key. When you including your children in the process the food packed will more likely be eaten.

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After School Quick Snacks

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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