Why Plant-Based?

There are many reasons to go plant-based, from health promotion/disease prevention, to environmental protection, to animal welfare. Listed below are some great resources detailing the various benefits of adopting a plant-centered diet, including tools to support you on your journey.

http://www.vrg.org/

The Vegetarian Resource Group hosts a fabulous site offering nutrition information from some of my RD colleagues, recipes, and a guide to veg friendly restaurants.

http://www.chooseveg.com/

This site has great tips for meal planning, recipes and dining out on a plant-based diet.

http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/position%20and%20practice%20papers/position%20papers/vegetarian-diet.ashx

Position Paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Vegetarian Diets

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/factory_farming/

Mercy For Animals and the Humane Society are very informative about the treatment of animals in the animal agriculture industry.


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