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Vegetarian Nutrition

What foods are part of a healthy vegetarian dietary pattern? Find resources and guides with information on how to meet nutrient needs on different types of vegetarian diets, including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, and pescatarian diets.

About Vegetarian Eating Patterns

Healthy Vegetarian Dietary Patterns - Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 provides the Healthy Vegetarian Dietary Pattern for ages 2 and older (Table A3-3, p. 147) and ages 12 through 23 months who are no longer receiving human milk or infant formula (Table A3-4, p. 148).

Consumer Resources

Looking to provide your patients or clients with information about vegetarian diets? Find consumer-friendly resources on's Eating Vegetarian webpage.

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