Who

What

Plant-Based vs. Animal-Based
​Meats, Dairy, and Protein


Animal-Based
Farmed animals eat plants, which are digested
then restructured into flesh and milk.

Plant-Based
Plant ingredients are blended then restructured
into plant-based products which provide the same, similar, or sometimes better taste, texture, and culinary experiences that people enjoy wheneating animal-sourced foods.

Protein
An abundance of all proteins needed are found
among the plant-food groups of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, although the greatest concentrations of proteins are found in legumes, nuts, and seeds.

Why

Why Plant Based Foods?

Experts Support
​Plant-Sourced
​Nutrition

Where

Plant-based foods include vegetables, fruits,
legumes, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds. Numerous
plant-based meats and dairy foods are now abundantly
available. Did you know ​there are at least 20,000
​edible plants in the world?

People from all walks of life, various ethnicities, and various
cultures are choosing a plant-based diet. Many world-class athletes 
and bodybuilders have adapted a whole-food, plant-based diet and
find they excel in their sport, with quicker recovery times.

HEALTH: Every major health organization supports a whole-food,
plant-based diet as healthy, for every phase of life.  Plant-based nutrition
​is supported by every major health and nutrition organization. (eatright.org)
ENVIRONMENT: Animal agriculture contributes vast amounts
of environmental destruction of land, air, and sea. (cspinet.org)
RESOURCES: Plant foods, vs. animal foods, use exponentially less water, land, and other resources to grow, harvest, and distribute. (cspinet.org)
COMPASSION: Caring about the ultimate welfare of animals
and all species. commodified for human use. (farmsanctuary.org)
FOOD SECURITY: Feeding growing populations becomes challenging
as resources become over-extended. 1,000 calories of meat can use
over 7,000 calories of plant-based foods. (awfw.org)

Everywhere! More and more restaurants are including unique vegan choices and are offering vegan options for regular menu items. Patrons enjoy having the choice of ordering plant-based foods for culinary pleasure, variety, and health benefits.

“Plant-based diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including
pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood,
​and for athletes.”

—  THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION & DIETETICS, 2016
www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro files/practice/position and practice papers/position papers/vegetarian-diet.ashx


BRITISH DIETETIC ASSOCIATION
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/vegetarianfoodfacts.pdf

CLEVELAND CLINIC
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/prevention/nutrition/food-choices/understanding-vegetarianism

DIETITIANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
https://daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/healthy-eating/vegan-diets-facts-
​tips-and-considerations/


DIETITIANS OF CANADA
www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Vegetarian-Diets/Eating-Guidelines-for-Vegans.aspx  

HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/plant-based-diet-reduced-diabetes-risk-hu-satija/

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF MEDICINE: Health Advantages of a Vegan Diet
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4245565/#__sec9titles  

NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
https://www.phs.org/tools-resources/patient/Pages/recommended-health-resources.aspx#Healthy-Eating

NHS, BRITISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Vegetarianhealth/Pages/Vegandiets.aspx

NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG,  DR. MICHAEL GREGER
www.nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death

THE PERMANENTE JOURNAL, KAISER PERMANENTE
http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/issues/search/results/50-the-permanente-journal/commentary/6192-plant-based-diets-a-physician%E2%80%99s-guide.html

PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE 

http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/pplate/why-power-plate

What, Who, Why, Where

Experts Support Plant-Sourced Nutrition