Nutrition and Vegetarianism
Registered dietitians can help patients increase their knowledge about vegetarianism, learn which nutrients may be lacking in vegetarian diets, and develop nutritious recipes. There are numerous forms of vegetarianism. All types of vegetarian diets can be healthy if they are well-planned and based on sound nutritional principles.
A wealth of information is available to help you with your vegetarian diet. You should be careful to seek information only from credible sources. The following resources are recommended by your UW Health nutrition care team.
- Vegetarian Nutrition (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)
- Vegetarian Nutrition (The Vegetarian Resource Group)
- Vegan Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childhood (The Vegetarian Resource Group)
General Vegetarian Health Information
The following links offer general information about vegetarian health.