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Vegetarian protein food sourcesMyPyramid Tips & Resources - Vegetarian Diets
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. shows how vegetarian diets can meet nutrient recommendations, including protein, iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12, with helpful tips for meal planning.
Inside the Pyramid: Vegetarian Choices in the Meat and Beans Group
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.
From, this page lists protein sources for vegetarians.
MedlinePlus: Vegetarian Diet
DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.
List of resources for a wide range of information on vegetarian diets and nutrition. Also in Spanish.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Vegetarianism
DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.
Medical encyclopedia entry on vegetarianism that explains different types of vegetarian diets as well as nutrients that vegetarians need to pay special attention to. Also in Spanish.
Food and Nutrition Information Center LogoVegetarian Nutrition
USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.
Links to information and resources on different types of vegetarianism, nutrients of concern, planning a healthy diet, and finding recipes.
Divider - Vegetarianism
DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Find health news, resources, and organizations related to vegetarianism.
WIC Works Topics A-Z: Vegetarian Nutrition
USDA. NAL. FNIC. WIC Works Resource System.
Links to information on vegetarian and vegan diets and nutrients of concern for children and pregnant women who are vegetarians. Also includes tips for families.
Divider - Vegetarian Eating
DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.
Geared to girls ages 10-16, this fact sheet discusses the different types of vegetarian diets and explains how vegetarians can be sure to get all the nutrients they need.
FNIC Resource List logoVegetarian Nutrition Resource List (2008)  (PDF|156 KB)
USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.
A listing of resources on vegetarian nutrition including websites, books and other items for those interested in healthy vegetarian eating.
Healthful Choices for Vegetarian Families  (PDF|315 KB)
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
Tips and menus for healthy vegetarian eating.
Soy: Health Claims for Soy Protein, Questions About Other Components
DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Article describes the soy health claim that can be used on soy-based foods to promote their heart-healthy effects. Also describes various soy products and ways to incorporate them into meals.

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