I’m working on a big vegan nutrition project -more on this soon- that has me researching topics I haven’t looked at in years. It’s a strong reminder of the amount of misinformation in the tubes of the interwebs. I hate to say this, but most of the influential vegan info I found when I ‘went vegan’ in the mid-90’s was exaggerated or simply not true. My profession as a public health dietitian, which I do not discuss often on this blog, is to disseminate accurate, reliable knowledge to the public. I see my training and education most useful as a filter between this mass of dis/information in the world and what people really need to know.
sunflower seeds and toasted walnuts
Here are a few of my colleagues’ blogs that I recommend if you want more info about veganism, nutrition and cooking.
Jack Norris, RD has a blog he describes as ‘news for vegan advocates and those eating a plant-based diets.’ He is the co-founder of Vegan Outreach (one of my favorite animal advocacy organizations) and also runs Veganhealth.org.
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD has a blog called Thoughts On Being Vegan: A Dietitian’s Viewpoint. She’s the author of The Dietitian’s Guide to Vegetarian Diets which is my go-to-book when I have a question that I can’t answer.
Dina Aronson, RD runs veganrd.blogspot.com which has accessible nutrition information as well as recipes. I have worked with Dina through the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, of which we are both active members.
For the new year you should check out the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.