Episode #4 What You Need to Know about Vegan Pregnancies with Dr. Reed Mangels, RD

In today’s episode I spoke with Dr. Reed Mangels. Reed is a Nutrition Advisor for the non-profit, educational Vegetarian Resource Group as well as the nutrition editor and a regular columnist for the quarterly publication, Vegetarian Journal. She is a co-author of The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets (2nd and 3rd editions) and of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2009 and 2003 position papers on vegetarian diets.  Reed has authored several books for the public including The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book and Simply Vegan. 


We start by talking about the meaning of vegetarian and veganism, along with the many definitions of plant-based. We spend a bulk of the conversation answering that big question “Can you have a healthy vegan pregnancy?”. We also touch on some special considerations for vegan infants, toddlers, and adolescents. We end with Reed sharing with us the many wonderful resources available through the Vegetarian Resource Group.


Enjoy this weeks episode.

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