These are my recommendations for places to find straightforward, honest, science-based information about vegan nutrition and health.

Food Guides/General Nutrition Recommendations

The Plant Plate

Recommendations from VeganHealth

Vegan Nutrition Books

Vegan for Her by Virginia Messina and JL Fields

Vegan for Life by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina

Never Too Late to Go Vegan by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman and Virginia Messina

Simply Vegan by Debra Wasserman and Reed Mangels

Your Complete Vegan Pregnancy by Reed Mangels


Vegetarian and Plant-based Books (with good info for vegans)

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition by D. Enette Larson-Meyer and Matt Ruscigno

The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer


Best Online Sources of Vegan Nutrition Information



The Vegetarian Resource Group

Nutrition Section of

Vegan Society

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group (fact sheets on vegetarian and vegan diet, written by RDs)

Anya Todd, MS, RD

Taylor Wolfram, MS, RD