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<a href="http://www.eatright.org/Public/index_adafaq.cfm" target="_blank">What Is The ADA?</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.eatright.org/Public/Media/PublicMedia_10879.cfm" target="_blank">Raising Children as Vegetarians</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.eatright.org/Public/GovernmentAffairs/92_adap1200.cfm" target="_blank">Nutrition and athletic performance</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.adajournal.org/scripts/om.dll/serve?action=searchDB&searchDBfor=art&artType=full&id=ajada50142" target="_blank">June 2003 ? Volume 103 ? Number 6 -- <i>ADA Reports</i> Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: Vegetarian diets</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Approximately 2.5% of adults in the United States and 4% of adults in Canada follow vegetarian diets. A vegetarian diet is defined as one that does not include meat, fish, or fowl. Interest in vegetarianism appears to be increasing...<br><br><br><br>
Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for <i>all stages</i> of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. (italics mine)</div>
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<br><br><br><a href="http://www.eatright.org/Public/index_11722.cfm" target="_blank">Nutrition Fact Sheets</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.eatright.org/Public/index_13056.cfm" target="_blank">Information on Registered Dieticians, finding one, becoming one, job opportunities, etc.</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegetariannutrition.net/" target="_blank">Vegetarian Nutrition, a Dietetic Practice Group of the ADA</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.eatright.org/Public/index_8915.cfm" target="_blank">Code of Ethics</a><br><br><br><br>
Full disclosure:<br><br><br><br><b>ADA Sponsor News</b><br><ul><li>Healthy Choice<br><br>
National Cattlemen's Beef Association<br><br>
WellPoint Health Networks, Inc.<br><br>
Gerber<br><br>
Quaker Oatmeal<br><br>
Hunts</li>
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RIGHT ON!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"><br><br><br><br>
It's so good to see that the ADA is not trying to downgrade veg*nism as rediculious or dangerious or trying to say that we have no nutrition going on! I'm sad that they are listing cow's milk and hard cheeses in there as valid sources of certain nutrients (especially since the cons far outweight the pros in the dairy world), but at least they are also recommending plant-based sources that we knew about all along. I wish they would bypass the L-O standpoint as being vegetarian, but it's much better than saying "veg*n is not good. Eat more meat". Maybe in time, that will change too.<br><br><br><br>
I'm still reading the rest of the articles, but thanks for the links!
 

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This is the part I'm using as my new e-mail signature:<br><br><br><br>
"Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle"
 

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I like the ADA's site a lot. I think it would be really cool to be a registered dietitian, but there are no accredited programs within 150 miles of me. **sigh** But, it's still a great site with lots of groovy info.
 

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Too bad about the distance and all, Muppetcow. I think you would make a <span style="text-decoration:underline;">great</span> registered dietitian.<br><br><br><br>
I'm beginning to like the ADA site, too.
 

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The ADA is brilliant. Whilst most nutritional advice from the government will vary depending on which agricultural sectors pay the most $$$, it's great to see that there is a group who don't actually bow own to corporate desires.
 

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Don't carry that too far, Loki. The ADA has spoken out against GMO labelling in the past, and has received money from corporations, such as the $100k it got from Monsanto to set up a hotline about Bovine Growth Hormone.<br><br><br><br>
Here's one reason I loved the X-Files:<br><br><br><br>
"Trust no one."
 

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I looked up the 'nutrition fact sheet' and it said this:<br><br>
"Today, science has a better understanding of why fruits and vegetables should be part of a healthy eating plan. You probably enjoy them for their wonderful flavors and bright colors. But, fruits and vegetables are good for you too."<br><br><br><br>
I love it that science finally got around to saying that veggies are good for you. What SMART people!! They have PhD's, y'know. Maybe if the rest of the world got PhD's, they'd all realize that vegetables are good for you, too. HA HA HA HA!! LOL
 
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