- The NHS (National Health Service, UK) gives guidelines on vegan diets, saying: “With good planning and an understanding of what makes up a healthy, balanced vegan diet, you can get all the nutrients your body needs”.
- The American Dietetic Association advises that: “Appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases”.
- The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – the world’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals – has endorsed the vegan diet, saying that the diet is suitable for everyone.
- For the EAT-Lancet Report, an independent panel of about 40 scientists, doctors and health experts reviewed decades of evidence on diet and human health. They defined the best diet for human health as “approximately half a plate of vegetables and fruits, the other half should consist primarily of whole grains, plant-protein sources and unsaturated plant-oils”.
- Marco Springmann, Oxford University: “We’ve found that the vegan diet could be one of the healthiest diets, outperforming pescatarian and vegetarian, because the vegan diet is higher in fruit, vegetables and legumes and the health benefits from this compensate anything else.”
- In 2010 the UN published a report in which they called for a global move to a meat and dairy-free diet.
- For more on the health benefits of vegan diets, see our Health page.
- Vegan and Vegan-friendly Nutritionists in Ireland
- Plant-based Doctors in Ireland
- Plant Based Ireland
Vitamins and Nutrients in the Vegan Diet:
- Nutrients in the Vegan Diet – from the Vegan Society UK
- Tips for New Vegans
- Ask a Vegan Dietitian
- Top 10 Food Myths Debunked
- Getting your nutritional needs met on a vegan diet
- What every vegan should know about Vitamin B12
- Safest source of B12
- B12 and the vegan conundrum
- Vitamin B12 – questions answered
- Buy Vitamin B12 supplement (‘Veg1’) online from the Vegan Society UK
- Vitamin B12 can be produced from garden cress
- The ultimate guide to vegan protein sources
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin D and lanolin
Other Vitamins and Nutrients:
- Omega-3 & 6
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
- Plant-based Health Professionals UK
Vegan Babies and Children:
- Vegan Food for Children – Vegan Society UK, 2022
- Pregnancy, infants and children
- Pregnancy and the vegan diet
- Raise Vegan
- Eating Well: Vegan Infants and Under 5’s
- The Pregnant Vegan (Nicole Schlogel)
- Vegan Diets in Pregnancy (HSE)
- Facebook Groups and Pages:
- Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting – Facebook group
- Vegan Mammy – Facebook Page
- Raise Vegan – Facebook group
- Informed Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting – Facebook group
- Vegan Families in Ireland – Facebook group
- Vegan Baby Led Weaning Ireland – Facebook group
- List of Vegan Babies & Children’s books here
Body-Building and Fitness:
Books on Vegan Health:
- Click here for a list