Vegan 101: Planning Healthy Vegan Diets

Folks, I cannot begin to describe how happy I am to share this latest post in the Vegan 101 series.  I have been reading The Vegan RD since I made the decision to go vegan!  Ginny Messina offers no-nonsense, thoroughly researched information regarding the vegan diet. I respect her immensely and I am so honored that she agreed to write a nutritional piece for the series.  I think you’ll agree that Ginny provides solid, important information for new (and old) vegans.


Virginia Messina, MPH, RD is a dietitian and public health nutritionist specializing in vegan nutrition. She is co-author of Vegan for Life, a comprehensive guide to vegan nutrition scheduled for publication in July, 2011.

Ginny has worked as a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, taught nutrition to dietetics students at the university level, and served as director of nutrition services for a medical clinic serving 50,000 patients at George Washington University.   She is a former co-author of the American Dietetic Association’s position on vegetarian diets and of the first textbook on vegetarian diets written for health professionals and of peer-reviewed papers on vegan nutrition.

Her goal is to share the best and most up-to-date information on vegan nutrition and to make ethical eating an easy and realistic option for everyone. She writes about a variety of issues related to health and animal rights on her blog The Vegan RD and as the National Vegan Examiner at National Examiner and consults with a variety of organizations on nutrition.

You can read Ginny's guest post here:  Vegan 101: Planning Healthy Vegan Diets


JL is a food and fitness writer. She blogs at JL goes Vegan:  Food & Fitness with a side of Kale.  You can follow JL on Twitter.


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