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  • Vegetarianism: The Basic Facts

    People of all ages and backgrounds are vegetarians. People who follow a vegetarian diet never eat meat, fish or poultry. Instead, they rely on a variety of plant-based foods for good health and eating enjoyment.

  • 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.

  • Does My Child Need a Gluten Free Diet

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

  • Vegging Out: Tips on Switching to a Meatless Diet

    Becoming a vegetarian — especially if you've been a lifelong meat-eater — isn't always easy. Your best bet? Switch to a vegetarian diet in steps. A gradual change will give you time to find vegetarian foods that you like.

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