Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Newsflash: Veganism healthful for ALL stages of the life-cycle

The American Dietetic Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, just released its updated position paper on vegetarianism. If you're somebody who advocates for veganism, whether to family and friends or to the public through outreach, this quote is essential to know:

"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence and for athletes."

One more nail in the coffin of the popular myth that veganism is inappropriate or dangerous for infants and children.

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