The British Dietetic Association, one of the UK’s longest-standing organisations, has confirmed that well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages. The statement came in an official document signed by its CEO and states that vegan diets support health for children and adults, including during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The British Dietetic Association worked alongside The Vegan Society to bring about the memorandum and hope to continue working together to bring people reliable information on plant-based nutrition.
Heather Russell, Dietitian at The Vegan Society, said: “The Vegan Society is respected by vegans around the world and the nutrition pages on our website are a valuable resource that many people rely on.
“The BDA is one of the foremost providers of evidence-based information in the practice of dietetics and by collaborating with them, The Vegan Society wishes to reaffirm itself as not just an authority on veganism, but also on vegan nutrition.
“We want to reassure vegans that their lifestyle choice supports healthy living and give dietitians confidence to deliver reliable vegan-friendly dietetics advice.”
Andy Burman, Chief Executive at BDA, said: “We are pleased to have renewed this memorandum with The Vegan Society so that we can continue our positive working relationship.
“It is important that people choosing to eat a vegan diet can get the right advice from the right sources, and know to visit a dietitian for advice on tailoring their nutrition and diet. The BDA will continue to work with The Vegan Society to promote this message.”
The Vegan Society has recently revised all of its nutrition resources which can be found at www.vegansociety.com/nutrition.
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