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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    Feeding Your Teen Vegetarian

    Mindy Hermann, MBA, RD

    Regardless of why a teen stops eating some or all animal-based foods, parents play an important role in helping make sure that their child gets all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Read More

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    Tips to Keep Your Vegetarian Child Healthy

    Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

    Are you worried your vegetarian child is not be getting the necessary nutrients in their diet? Make sure that your child receives enough protein, calcium and iron for optimal growth and nutrition. Read More

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    Should Your Child be a Flexitarian?

    Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, CDN

    Have you considered a vegetarian diet for your family, but aren’t sure if you’re ready to take the plunge? A flexitarian diet may be a happy middle ground. Read More

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    Healthful Vegetarian Meal Ideas

    A healthy vegetarian diet includes a wide variety of foods from all the food groups. Be creative in planning menus and trying new foods. Here are some healthful, vegetarian meal ideas to get you started. Read More

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    Going Meatless Once a Week

    Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

    Have you gone meat-free today? Cutting back on meat intake offers many protective benefits. Read More

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    Vegetarian Sources of Protein

    Rachel Begun, MS, RDN

    Not only is it possible to get enough protein from plant sources, there are other nutrition benefits of eating plant-based foods. Read More