Appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published its newest position statement on vegetarian diets. It states well-planned vegetarian diets are "appropriate, and they satisfy the nutrient needs and promote normal growth at all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes." This statement clearly discusses needed nutrition considerations, health benefits, and environmental issues.
PositiveTip: If you are a vegetarian or considering becoming one, familiarize yourself with the valuable information in this statement.