Welcome to the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group Web Site


The Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group (VN DPG) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics strives to empower members to be the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition for food and nutrition professionals, health care practitioners and the public.

As the leading authority on evidence-based vegetarian nutrition, our vision is to optimize global health and well-being by –

  • Creating and disseminating vegetarian nutrition educational materials
  • Supporting cutting edge research.
  • Developing influential public policy

If you are a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics we invite you to join us today!

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Want to learn more about our group’s mission? Read our Academy Position Paper »

Vegetarian Nutrition Member Resources*

RD/RDN & DTR – need information to create vegetarian diet plans?

Students – need resources for a class project?

Discover professional resources on the nutrient needs of vegetarians through the life cycle, evidence-based research on plant-based diets, discussion groups and continuing education opportunities by joining the VN DPG.

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* Resources are available to current VN DPG members only.

Consumer Website & Resources

  • Can a vegetarian get enough protein?
  • Need help feeding your vegan teenager?
  • Find answers to these questions, plus recipes and tips on transitioning to plant-based diets
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Looking for a speaker on Vegetarian diets?

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