Reed Mangels PhD RD
This article on B-12 in the vegan diet is by Reed Mangels, Ph.D, R.D., and is reprinted by permission of the Vegetarian Resource Group. The requirement for vitamin B12 is very low. Non-animal sources include Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula or T-6635+ nutritional yeast (a little less than 1 Tablespoon supplies the adult RDA), and vitamin B12 fortified soymilk. It is especially important for pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children to have reliable sources of vitamin B12 in their diets.
More and more teenagers are choosing not to eat meat, poultry or fish. They are becoming vegetarians or vegansTeenage vegetarians are often faced with pressures — pressures from parents concerned about their health, and pressures from within to continue on the path they have chosen. Photo above is Julie Hasson’s recipe for Quinoa Burgers. more→