Vegetarian Awareness Month

Healthful Choices for Vegetarian Families (PDF | 316 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Does your family eat vegetarian style sometimes or all the time? With smart food choices, your child can get all the nutrients he or she needs. You can do it, without much effort. This guide gives helpful suggestions for your vegetarian family.


Healthy Eating for Vegetarians (PDF | 361.83 KB)

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

This is part of the MyPlate Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series.


Mealtime Memo for Child Care: Accommodating Vegetarian Diets (PDF | 87.7 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Many families have adopted a vegetarian lifestyle. If you have a vegetarian child in your care, there are a number of ways that you can make minor adjustments to recipes and menus and still meet the child's nutritional needs. Also available in Spanish (PDF | 88 KB).


MyPlate Tips for Vegetarians

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

MyPlate has compiled tips for vegetarians including nutrients to focus on as well asdifferent strategies to building a healthy vegetarian diet.


Nutrition 101, Lesson 6: Vegetarian Diets (PDF | 8.66 MB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

This lesson helps participants identify how school nutrition programs can meet the eating preferences of students choosing a vegetarian eating style with varied menus and Offer Versus Serve options. From the Nutrition 101 series.


Serve More Dry Beans and Peas (PDF | 591 KB)

USDA FNS. Team Nutrition.

Part of the collection of Fact Sheets For Healthier School Meals. Developed for school foodservice professionals, these Fact Sheets offer strategies for purchasing, preparing, and serving meals consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Variations in Meal Requirements

Learn how to prepare quantity vegetarian meals that your students will love!


Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian Resource Group.

Provides a wealth of vegan and vegetarian recipes. Also includes a section with tips for introducing vegetarian food into institutions.


Vegetarian Journal's Food Service Update and Quantity Cooking Information

Vegetarian Resource Group.

Includes an online course in vegetarian cooking, excerpts from Vegetarian Resource Group's food service publication, quantity cooking resources, and a list of over 170 companies offering vegetarian foods for institutions.


Vegetarian Nutrition: Lifecycle Nutrition

USDA. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Learn about types of vegetarianism and nutrients of concern.


Vegetarian Recipes

From the Recipe Finder Database.