Are Meat Substitutes Healthy?

For anyone looking to pare back their meat consumption, packaged meat alternatives can help ease the transition. A dietitian explains what to look for in a good product.

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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month. The study, published Feb. 12 in The Journal of Pediatrics, finds that children who eat a plant-based vegan diet or the American … Read More

Is a Plant-Based Diet Right for You?

Contributors: Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD & Julia Zumpano, RD, LD The recent revelation about “pink slime” — processed animal scraps added to ground beef — has many of us thinking twice about eating meat again. Popular movies have given viewers an inside look at what goes on in animal and processed-food manufacturing. And … Read More