Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List
“This publication is a compilation of resources on vegetarian nutrition. The resources are in a variety of information formats: articles, pamphlets, books and full-text materials on the World Wide Web. Resources chosen provide information on many aspects of vegetarian nutrition.”
This Resource List is available from the Food and Nutrition Information Center’s (FNIC) Web site at: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/pubs/bibs/gen/vegetarian.pdf.
The resources are for lacto-ovo vegetarians, ovo-vegetarians, lacto-vegetarians, vegans, and raw vegans.
Here are a few of the resources suggested:
- Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets – American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Web Site: http://www.eatright.org/About/Content.aspx?id=8357
Description: The American Dietetic Association’s position paper on vegetarian nutrition. This technical paper includes a food guide pyramid for vegetarian meal planning and a table of food sources of key nutrients.
Ordering Information: Single printed copies are available from: The Vegetarian Resource Group P.O. Box 1463 Baltimore, MD 21203 Phone: 410-366-8343 Fax: 410-366-8804
- Veganism in a Nutshell – The Vegetarian Resource Group
Full Text: http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/vegan.htm
Description: This pamphlet contains basic information on vegan nutrition and foods.
Ordering Information: The Vegetarian Resource Group P.O. Box 1463 Baltimore, MD 21203 Phone: 410-366-8343 Fax: 410-366-8804
- VegNews Magazine
Full Text: http://www.vegnews.com
Description: This magazine provides information about a vegetarian lifestyle including travel tales, city guides, vegetarian products and practical advice. Ordering information: Vegetarian Times P.O. Box 320130 San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: 415-665-6398
Online ordering: https://swenconn.powweb.com/subscribe.html
- Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-based Diet by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina., MS, RD
Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company. 2000. 282 pp. ISBN: 1570671036
Description: This guide to vegan diets thoroughly covers basic nutrition topics for vegans, provides a vegan food guide, addresses the needs of children and pregnant women, and discusses topics like overweight, eating disorders, and the vegan athlete.
- Being Vegetarian for Dummies by Suzanne Havala, MS, RD.
Cleveland, OH: IDG Books Worldwide. 2001. 336 pp. ISBN: 0764563351 Description: This book provides an easy-to-understand look at vegetarian diets including nutrition issues, practical tips, menu planning, recipe modification, pregnancy, infants and children, teens, and athletes.
- Vegetarian Diet: A Starter’s Guide to a Plant-based Diet – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vegetarian-diet/HQ01596
Description: This helpful guide explains the extra steps needed to ensure new vegetarians are meeting their daily nutritional needs.
- The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets: Issues and Applications, 2nd ed. by Virginia Messina, Reed Mangels, and Mark Messina
Boston, Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2004. 587 pp. ISBN 0-7637-3241-9
Description: This book provides detailed information about nutrient needs and functions in the context of a vegetarian diet and is primarily intended for dietitians and other health care providers as a resource for counseling vegetarian clients.
- The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide to a Healthy Vegetarian Diet by Vesanto Melina., MS, RD and Brenda Davis, RD
Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company. 2003. 373 pp. ISBN: 1570671443
Description: This guide on vegetarian diets thoroughly covers basic nutrition topics, provides a vegetarian food guide, recipes, addresses the needs of children and pregnant women, and discusses topics such as essential nutrients, overweight, eating disorders, and the vegetarian athlete.
- Simply Vegan: Quick Vegetarian Meals, 4th ed. by Debra Wasserman; Nutrition Section by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
Baltimore, MD: The Vegetarian Resource Group. 2006. 224 pp. ISBN: 0931411300
Description: This book features a nutrition section that briefly discusses key nutrients in the vegan diet. It also includes over 160 quick and easy recipes.
- Vegan & Vegetarian FAQ: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions by Davida Gypsy Breier; Nutrition Section by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
Baltimore, MD: The Vegetarian Resource Group. 2001. 272 pp. ISBN: 0931411246
Description: Hundreds of answers on everything from food ingredients to vegetarian nutrition to vegetarian cooking.
- Vegetarian Times
Full Text: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/ (includes recipes and resources)
Description: This magazine includes staff-tested vegetarian and vegan recipes as well as cooking tips and entertaining suggestions. Also provides information about current research on health, nutrition and fitness.
Ordering information: Vegetarian Times P.O. Box 420235 Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235 Phone: 877-717-8923 (U.S. and Canada); 386-446-6914 (International) Online ordering: https://secure.palmcoastd.com/pcd/document?ikey=003C7ITWO
- Health and Nutrition - The Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.vegsoc.org/health/
Description: This site includes a complete listing of resources and fact sheets on many aspects of vegetarian nutrition including basic nutrition, protein, fats and cholesterol, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc.
- MedlinePlus: Vegetarianism – DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.
Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vegetariandiet.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002465.htm
Description: This site includes a complete listing of information on many aspects of vegetarian nutrition including basic nutrition, special diets, organizations and related issues.
- Vegetarian Diets - American Heart Association
Web site: http://184.108.40.206/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4777
Description: Defines different types of vegetarianism and provides nutritional information related to vegetarian diets.
- Vegetarian Food Guide – Loma Linda University
Web site: http://www.vegetariannutrition.org/food-pyramid.pdf
Description: Vegetarian food guide pyramid and supporting information including principles of healthful vegetarian diets.
- Vegetarian Nutrition – Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA
Web site: http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/vegetarian
Description: Links to web resources on many aspects of vegetarianism.