Vegetarian Nutrition

Collage of Fruits and Vegetables

Learn about types of vegetarianism and nutrients of concern. Also check out:



Protein in the Vegan Diet

Vegetarian Resource Group.


Vegetarian Diets

American Heart Association.

Provides basic information on vegetarian diets as well as the key nutrients that should be included for optimal health.


Vegetarian Resource Group

Vegetarian Resource Group.

Non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal also produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.


Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom logo Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom

Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom.

Registered educational charity promotes knowledge and understanding of vegetarianism. Find information sheets, recipes, and more.


Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Resources include fact sheets, a newsletter, and research updates.


Vegetarian Travel and Restaurants

Vegetarian Resource Group.


A Senior's Guide To Good Nutrition

Vegetarian Resource Group.


International Vegetarin Union logo International Vegetarian Union

International Vegetarian Union.

Non-profit organization with purpose to promote vegetarianism; governed exclusively by vegetarians. Includes a recipe index.


MedlinePlus: Vegetarian Diet

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


Vegetarian Diet: A Starter's Guide to a Plant-based Diet

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. MayoClinic.com.


Vegetarian protein food sources MyPlate Tips for Vegetarians

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List (2008) (PDF | 156 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.


MedlinePlus: Vegetarianism

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.


The Vegan Society

Vegan Society.

Educational UK registered charity promoting vegan lifestyles.


Ten Tips logo Healthy Eating for Vegetarians (PDF | 606 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate tips for vegetarians. Part of the MyPlate 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series.


shopping for vegetables at the farmers market Building a Healthy Vegetarian Meal: Myths and Facts

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Presents myths and facts about vegetarianism.