Practice Guidance Toolkit

Key Nutrition Issues


Individuals may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons including cultural, economic, ethical or religious reasons, taste preferences, and/or for health benefits.
This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues for individuals following a vegetarian eating pattern:
  • at-risk nutrients such as  omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins B12 and D, zinc and iron, which require dietary planning and/or supplements to ensure adequate intakes for infants, children and
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Last Updated: 2021-04-13