Vegetarian and Special Diets

Foods for Your Lifestyle

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.

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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  • Snack and Meal Ideas

    Slaws Create a Fun Twist on Salad

    Looking for a new way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables? Slaws are perfect, easy-to-prepare dishes. The varieties are many and the ingredients are plentiful, making them a brilliant twist on salads. 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

  • Vegetarian and Special Diets

    Does My Child Need a Gluten Free Diet?

    Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN

    Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, barley and rye and is harmless for most children - with the exception of those with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Read More