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Vegetarianism

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Vegetarian and vegan eating - Better Health Channel

A well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can meet nutritional needs during all stages of life.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Vegetarian - it's more than not eating meat

Vegans eat fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables and don't eat anything that comes from animals; eg meat, eggs or dairy foods like milk and cheese.

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Vegetarian Diets | myVMC

Vegetarians are people who exclude animal meat from their diet. A vegetarian diet comprises mainly of fruits and vegetables. There are a number of health advantages and disadvantages of vegetarian diets, and a well-designed diet should include a wide range of foods to meet nutritional requirements.

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Vegetarian diets the basics Dietitians Association of Australia

Vegetarian diets the basics Vegetarian diets can be really healthy, but they need to be carefully planned to make sure all the nutrients you need to be healthy are included

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Vegan diets: everything you need to know Dietitians Association of Australia

Vegan diets: everything you need to know Vegan diets are a type ofvegetarian diet, where only plant-based foods are eaten

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Vegetarian eating for young people

There are a number of different styles of vegetarian eating, with themain ones being: vegetarian,lacto-ovo vegetarian andvegan

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Vegetarian eating

People become vegetarians for a whole range of reasons.Whatever the reason, it is important to have a well planned and balanced diet in order to be healthy and fit with energy to enjoy life and fun times.There may be health benefits to well-planned and properly balanced vegetarian eating. Butif your vegetarian diet is not well planned and well balanced, your health can be affected.

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Vegetarian feeding guide for babies and toddlers

At 4 to 6 months of age, your baby may be ready for solids. Here are suggestions on what vegetables and fruits to offer your child at different life stages.

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Food - Vegetarian Eating in Children | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Special diets for kids

Special diets for kids may be due to metabolic conditions, allergies or your beliefs. Here are tips on how to give your child the nutrients they need.

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