Please tell me what to eat to follow the Planetary Health Diet.

I was reading about the new Planetary Health Diet in today's news, but I don't know what to eat. Can you help me? The diet lists grams of different foods, but I need menus or at least a list of foods I should eat. I am not a vegetarian so it will be a...

Is vegetarianism safe and healthy for growing kids?

My question is being a vegetarian safe and healthy for growing kids? Can this cause any harm? Thank you for responding! For example, Asian Indian culture has been vegetarian for generations. However, in recent generations, parents will often feed their children eggs and milk. What has been observed in recent generations of Asian Indian children, those...

Can stress cause a person to gain weight?

Can stress cause a person to gain weight? I have maintained a 50-pound weight loss for 20 years, but it's a continual battle. I have hypoglycemia--am a vegetarian (for 26 years) and exercise regularly. I am 43 years old, recently changed job to one that is very stressful. I eat about 750 to 1000...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with vegetarians?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with vegetarians? The Vegetarian Nutrition dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with vegetarians. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you want (individual consultation) with expertise in vegetarian...

Recently my daughter discovered that meat comes from animals and refuses to eat it.

I came across your website after hearing about it on the 6:00 o'clock news. We have a 6 1/2-year-old daughter who is causing us some concern. Recently she discovered that meat comes from animals and refuses to eat it. I can accept that, but what foods can I give her in place of meats? She...

I did not choose to be a vegetarian. How did my body start rejecting animal products?

Hi. Thank you for your website. The information is quite valuable. I am a hypnotherapist and I have a link to you on my website for my weight-loss clients. I don't know if you have run across many vegetarians like me, but I did not choose to be a vegetarian. Several years ago my body...

We are putting together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian and are physically active/athletic.

My partner and I are nutrition students from the University of Saskatchewan and are trying to put together a resource for individuals who are vegetarian (various types, including vegan) and are physically active/athletic. We want to offer information that will help physically active vegetarians maintain and optimize health and performance through meeting their nutritional...

My daughter who is 14 is an ovo-lacto vegetarian and developed cracks in the corners of her mouth.

My daughter who is 14, is an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I support this and between the two of us, we try to make sure she receives the nutrients she needs. She has been eating this way for about 4 months. Recently she has developed cracks in the corners of her mouth. My older daughter had the...

Is any particular form of soy more beneficial than others?

Thank you for your wonderful column! I am a vegetarian and use soy products as my main source of protein. I have read about the nutrient value of soy and the benefits of isoflavones. I have never seen anything written about the effect cooking has on the nutrients in soy products. I use soy flour,...

I recently became a vegetarian and am concerned I’m not eating enough protein.

I recently became a vegetarian and am concerned that I'm not eating enough protein. Do you know of any way I could find out how much protein my diet supplies me with? The protein content of your diet depends on whether you are a vegan (no animal products) or a lacto - ovo (milk and...

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