I saw this the other day while catching up on some blogs and wanted to share. Though I’m not a vegetarian, I am a big believer in following a plant-based diet, which may or may not include some animal protein. For some, a vegetarian or even vegan diet can be a healthy choice if planned well.

At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s Food and Nutrition Conference a few weeks ago, the nonprofit organization, Oldways, released an updated Vegetarian/Vegan food guide pyramid that had been created with the input of doctors, dietitians, and researchers.

I especially like that the base of the pyramid is physical activity and sharing meals with loved ones. That fruits and vegetables make up the biggest nutritional component (and not grains) makes me smile too. You can eat all the soy chick’n you want, but what good is a plant-based diet without the plants?

 What do you think of this food pyramid? Do you follow a vegetarian diet? 


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