Vegetarian and Special Diets

How to Order Gluten-Free in a Restaurant

Dining out doesn't have to be off-limits for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. It just takes some extra planning and attention. Here's how to enjoy a gluten-free meal away from home.

Well-planned vegetarian diets can be nutritionally adequate and provide many health benefits. See vegetarian meal ideas, food sources of important nutrients, vegetarian terms and more.

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  • Preventing Illness

    Keep Dad Healthy: Select the Best Veggies

    Indulging in—and enjoying—vegetables along with your kids is more than just a great way to lead by example. You'll also reap some very specific health benefits to help you be a better dad after the dinner table is cleared. Read More

  • Food Allergies

    Kids Have Allergies? Meal Options at School

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    Does your child have a food allergy or intolerance? Partner with your school’s food service and nutrition staff (many of whom are registered dietitian nutritionists) to find safe and nutritious options. Read More

  • Building Muscle

    Build Muscle - No Steak Required

    For years, conventional belief was that consuming meat was the only way to build muscle. But today we know a balanced vegetarian diet that includes non-meat protein assists muscular development. Read More

  • Types of Vitamins and Nutrients

    Eat Your Spinach

    Spinach is packed with powerful nutrients and is an excellent source of folate, vitamin A, iron and vitamin K. Read More

  • Types of Vitamins and Nutrients

    What Is Iron?

    Even though iron is widely available in food, many people still don't get the amount they need on a daily basis. How much iron do you need? Read More

  • Dietary Supplements

    Dietary Supplement Advice

    A healthy diet is the best way to give your body what it needs, but some people may need vitamin and mineral supplements. Read More

  • Dietary Supplements

    Does My Child Need A Supplement?

    Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FAND

    If your child eats a variety of foods, supplements may not be needed. However, if you're unsure about your child's nutrient intake, get expert advice. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate

    Foods for Your Lifestyle

    Eleese Cunningham, RDN

    Whether you're a vegetarian, student, athlete, busy parent or a jet-setting executive, it's important to build an eating plan with your unique lifestyle and nutritional needs in mind. Read More