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.


holiday superfoods

Seven Vegetarian Holiday Superfoods for the Gut

Have you heard that tart cherries are the new superfood? Along with nutmeg, apples, and cranberries, many classic holiday foods have wonderful health properties.

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Broccoli Salad

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

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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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Does eating a vegetarian diet help you live longer?

Research reveals that when a person chooses to follow a vegetarian diet they may find it reduces the risks of many chronic diseases. Does that mean you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Heart disease? High Blood Pressure?

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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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Black Bean & Mango Salsa

Looking for a fresh new salsa — check out this perfect football viewing dip filled with black beans, mango, onions, and pepper, or serve as a side dish to your favorite meal.

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vegan snack for a teen athlete

Vegan Teen Athlete

Being a vegan teen athlete is not complicated. It is easy for teens to receive proper nutrition for sporting events by eating a variety of foods. Teen athletes are able to receive everything they need from a vegan diet to perform at their maximum potential.

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Quick Meal for Busy Families

Busy families can create delicious and healthy last-minute meals with the right staples in the pantry.

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Quick & Easy Vegetable Chili

Serve over brown, steamed rice or whole wheat pasta (prepared without added fat, oil, or salt). Serve fruit on side. Cooking for 1 or 2? Like most stews, this is a great reheated leftover the next day.

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Breakfast on the Go

Research shows that breakfast helps children learn, but who has time to eat a healthy meal before heading out the door? Discover these tips for a quick breakfast every day.

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