Best Vegan Nutrition Websites

I’ve been writing in my examiner column about some things to watch for when evaluating vegan nutrition resources. Today I listed my favorite websites for finding reliable information on vegan diet and, for those who don’t read the Seattle Vegan Examiner, I want to reprint them here.

Eating well—both from a culinary standpoint and a health standpoint—is good activism for animals. After all, when studies reveal health problems among vegans, it’s obviously bad for the image of vegan diets. And when vegans make diets needlessly complicated, it makes others view veganism as a chore.

So, when it comes to sources of vegan nutrition information, I’m picky. There are very few websites that I can comfortably recommend. The list below is short, but you can always rely on these sites to provide good nutrition information. In no particular order, these are my top picks for reliable information about vegan diets.

veganhealth.org

Developed by dietitian Jack Norris, who is also co-founder of Vegan Outreach, this is the most comprehensive overview of information pertaining to vegan health on the internet. Jack includes great background information on all of the topics as well as links to other helpful articles. If you need to know something—it’s here! And it’s 100% reliable.

vrg.org/nutrition

The Vegetarian Resource Group promotes vegan diet and their materials are almost exclusively oriented toward vegans. This page is an index of articles on a wide variety of topics related to vegan nutrition. Many of them are written by VRG’s nutrition advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, who is among the most knowledgeable and respected vegan nutritionists in the country. She’s also a vegan mom!

vegetarian-nutrition

This collection of articles was compiled by Winston Craig, PhD, RD, nutrition professor at Andrews University. Dr Craig is also among the most respected and reliable sources of vegan information. He is very well-known among vegan nutritionists. He has written many of these articles himself and also reprints pieces written by other professionals. You’ll find a lot to read here, all of it very interesting! I find myself dipping into his website all of the time.

vegnutrition.com

This is me! I put this site together primarily to help new vegans and those making the transition from lacto-ovo vegetarian to vegan diet. It covers the bare basics—enough to allow you to plan a healthful vegan diet but not a whole lot of background material. Needless to say, I consider it to be reliable information.

Between these four sites, you truly should find everything you need to know about vegan nutrition.

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5 Responses to Best Vegan Nutrition Websites

  1. sausagemakesmenauseous October 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    Hi, I was hoping you may have some information as to where I could possibly find a vegan dietitian near Buffalo, New York. A friend of mine, who is a longterm vegan himself with no health problems, is having severe issues with his baby not gaining weight, and of course his non-vegan nutritionist is emphasizing a shift to omnivorous foods. I'm hoping we can get him some help with someone who actually understands vegan ethics and possible issues, as well as help him diagnose if minimal animal products truly need to be slowly introduced.
    Thanks so much, I hope you can help!
    Your site is beautiful, take care!

    • mary January 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      I am also in buffalo ny and am wondering if you were able to find a vegan dietician?

  2. Lee October 26, 2009 at 3:51 am #

    Thank you for the links Ginny. I am working my way backwards through your blog and appreciate all the information. I am hungry for this type of information.

  3. Leslie Turk June 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    I like this site. Thank you.

  4. Leslie Rose July 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Hi. I am looking for a nutritonist/dietician to assist me with a vegan meal plan.I live in Rockville Centre, NY. I am hoping to find someone good in, or very close to, Long Island.
    Thank you!

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