The ADA has issued their new position statement on vegetarian diets. This is one worth getting familiar with, as you’ll surely see it quoted many times in the coming years.
The two that will surely get the most press:
“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”
… and …
“Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.”