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