Eating Vegetarian

Vegetarian protein food sources MyPlate Tips & Resources - Vegetarian Diets

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPyramid.gov shows how vegetarian diets can meet nutrient recommendations, including protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12, with helpful tips for meal planning.


Vegetarian Choices in the Protein Foods Group

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

From ChooseMyPlate.gov, this page lists protein sources for vegetarians.


MedlinePlus: Vegetarianism

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Medical encyclopedia entry on vegetarianism that explains different types of vegetarian diets as well as nutrients that vegetarians need to pay special attention to. Also in Spanish.


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Vegetarian Nutrition

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Links to information and resources on different types of vegetarianism, nutrients of concern, planning a healthy diet, and finding recipes.


Healthfinder.gov - Vegetarian Diet

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Find health news, resources, and organizations related to vegetarianism.


WIC Works Topics A-Z: Vegetarian Nutrition

USDA. NAL. FNIC. WIC Works Resource System.

Links to information on vegetarian and vegan diets and nutrients of concern for children and pregnant women who are vegetarians. Also includes tips for families.


GirlsHealth.gov - Vegetarian Eating

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Geared to girls ages 10-16, this fact sheet discusses the different types of vegetarian diets and explains how vegetarians can be sure to get all the nutrients they need.


Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List (2008) (PDF | 247 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

A listing of resources on vegetarian nutrition including websites, books and other items for those interested in healthy vegetarian eating.


Healthful Choices for Vegetarian Families (PDF | 315 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Tips and menus for healthy vegetarian eating.