Vegetarian and vegan diets

Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

Advice on healthy vegetarian and vegan diets to ensure you have a balanced and varied diet that includes essential nutrients.

The vegetarian diet

A guide to help vegetarians eat the right proportions from different food groups to get a balanced diet.

The vegan diet

How to be healthy on a vegan diet, including sources of vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D and iron.

Vegetarian and vegan diets Q&A

Answers to some common questions about how to stay healthy on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Vegetarian food on a budget

Advice for vegetarians and vegans on keeping the costs down when shopping for food.

Vegetarian and vegan mums-to-be

Healthy eating advice for vegetarians and vegans during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

'I feel healthier as a vegan'

David Scott talks about his decision to become a vegan and how he makes sure his diet is balanced and varied.

How to wash fruit and vegetables

How to store, wash and prepare fruit and vegetables to prevent food poisoning, including E. coli.

Tips for growing your own fruit and vegetables

Find out how growing your own fruit and veg can help you get your 5 A DAY, and get tips from other gardeners.

Hearty vegetable soup

Packed with tomatoes, celery, carrots and beans, this is a great option to include more vegetables in your diet.

What are superfoods?

We examine the evidence behind the health claims about 10 popular "superfoods".

How much is 5 A DAY?

Exactly how much is one portion of fruit or vegetables? Dietitian Azmina Govindji explains

Media last reviewed: 11/07/2015

Next review due: 11/07/2017


Vegetarian and vegan children

How to give vegetarian or vegan children all the energy and nutrients they need, including protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and omega-3

Healthy eating

A healthy diet contains food from the five major food groups to give us the energy and nutrients we need


Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY