Vegetarian Nutrition

Fruits and Vegetables

Use these handouts made for various age groups to help explain vegetarian nutrition.



Get Information for Parents of Teen Vegetarians (PDF | 225 KB)

University of Maine System. UMaine Cooperative Extension.

Also available in HTML.


Learn About Vegetarian Diets for Athletes

Australian Sports Commission. Australian Institute of Sport.


Get Tips for Vegetarians from MyPlate

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Learn How to Stay Healthy as a Teen Vegetarian (PDF | 225 KB)

University of Maine System. UMaine Cooperative Extension.

Also available in HTML.


Choose MyPlate icon. Download a MyPlate Tip Sheet for Vegetarians (PDF | 361.8 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Cook Deliciously Healthy Vegetarian Dinners (PDF | 8.11 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Includes vegetarian entrees (pages 81-96) and vegetable side dishes (pages 99-114).


fruit Find Sample Healthy Eating Plans for Lacto-ovo Vegetarians

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Plans based on both 1,200 and 1,600 calories a day.


Make Meatless Meals and Learn About Their Benefits

University of Maryland Extension.


Dried beans Learn All About Beans and Their Benefits (PDF | 186.49 KB)

North Dakota State University Extension Service.


Get Facts on Soy

Soyfoods Association of North America.


Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Vegetarian Diets

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group.


graphic of eggplant and apples. Have a Healthy Vegetarian Diet (PDF | 200 KB)

Michigan State University Extension.

Two page colored handout discussing the types of vegetarian diets and nutrition concerns. Includes Vegetarian Meal Ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner.