Vegetarian Eating for Athletes
SCAN authored fact sheet highlighting the requirements of the vegetarian athlete.Media
An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.
Vegetarian athletes may be at increased risk of nutrient deficiencies. This fact sheet reviews nutrients of concern, as well as strategies and tips to meet nutrition goals while following a vegetarian eating style.
Length: 1 page, single-sided
Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public
Key Words: Athletes, Vegetarian, Plant-Based Diet, Protein, Iron, Vegan, Performance Foods, Calcium-Rich Foods, Vitamin B12
Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a www.scandpg.org or by phone at 800.249.2875.
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