The ADA and Dietitians of Canada publish a new position paper on vegetarian diets.The American Dietetic Association The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is the United States' largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with nearly 65,000 members. Approximately 75 % of ADA's members are registered dietitians and about 4 % are dietetic technicians, registered. (ADA) and Dietitians of Canada Dietitians of Canada is the professional organization of dietitians in Canada. It has over 5,000 members. The organization is also the accreditation body for undergraduate nutrition/dietetic programs in the country. (DC) published their updated position on vegetarian diets in the June 2003 Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This paper features an extensive review of vegetarian diets, including consumer trends; statistics on new products; health benefits of vegetarian diets; updates on protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin riboflavin: see coenzyme; vitamin.
or vitamin B2
Yellow, water-soluble organic compound, abundant in whey and egg white. It has a complex structure incorporating three rings. , vitamin [B.sub.12], vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids This is a list of omega-3 fatty acids.
Common name Lipid name Chemical name
α-Linolenic acid (ALA) 18:3 (n-3) octadeca-9,12,15-trienoic acid
Stearidonic acid 18:4 (n-3) octadeca-6,9,12,15-tetraenoic acid , and iodine for vegetarians; use of vegetarian diets throughout the life-cycle; the role of vegetarian diets in prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and renal disease; and the use of vegetarian diets in federal programs like School Lunch, the Elderly Nutrition Program, corrections facilities, and the armed forces. Specific suggestions for dietitians who work with vegetarian clients are included. The complete position paper is available on ADA's website at <www. eatright.org/Public/Files/veg.pdf>. This paper is a helpful source of information for the media, health care professionals, and others with questions about vegetarianism.
Beta vulgaris; called also mangel-wurzel. AR, Messina V, Melina V. 2003. Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: Vegetarian diets. J Am Diet Assoc 103:748-65.