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<a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c81b74mJ2RQ</a><br><br>
This is a nice, brief, informative video on the cornerstones of basic vegan nutrition with registered dietitian Jack Norris. There's always a lot of nutrition questions being asked by new vegans on here, so this is an excellent starting resource.
 

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More links from Jack Norris:<br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/</a><br><a href="http://jacknorrisrd.com/" target="_blank">http://jacknorrisrd.com/</a><br><br>
More links about vegan nutrition:<br>
the PCRM power plate (basically the precursser to the USDA's My Plate): <a href="http://pcrm.org/health/diets/pplate/power-plate" target="_blank">http://pcrm.org/health/diets/pplate/power-plate</a><br>
videos and articles by Dr. Michael Greger: <a href="http://nutritionfacts.org/" target="_blank">http://nutritionfacts.org/</a><br>
blog by Ginny Messina, RD: <a href="http://www.theveganrd.com/" target="_blank">http://www.theveganrd.com/</a><br><br>
OK, now my commentary:<br>
- I'd prefer if he used the phrases "studies show that vegans tend not to meet recommended allowances of calcium, iodine, and B12" rather than claiming that "vegans don't get enough". The first statement is true whereas the second one is an interpretation of the data as well as an overgeneralization since some vegans are meeting the recommendations.<br>
- I think it's very important to remind people that everyone needs to plan their diets, not just vegans. It's worth reminding people that although studies show that many vegans are not meeting some nutrient recommendations, the same is true for nonvegans! In fact, nonvegans are more often deficient in nutrients.
 
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