Redefining protein quality

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina A new paper published by the American Society for Nutrition makes the case for modernizing the definition of protein quality. This … Read more

Essential iron – from plants

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina, Alessia Vaz & Sophia Jhajj A common misconception holds that people on plant-based diets are more likely to develop iron deficiency … Read more

Vegan kid alert

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina and Gillian M. Walters Children tend to gravitate to animals and love them. Adults guide them to care for companion animals; … Read more

Getting kids to eat their veggies

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina and Kristen Yarker While many toddlers and preschoolers aren’t fans of vegetables, thankfully, there are effective, helpful strategies less forceful than … Read more

Plant protein: getting it right!

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina with Mio Lainchbury and Arooj Hayat Moving towards a plant-based diet can initially raise questions about whether you’re getting enough protein, … Read more

Why go more plant-based?

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina A half century ago, vegetarian and vegan diets were viewed with concern by health professionals. In decades since, these have been … Read more