IVU Department of Medicine and Nutrition
The IVU Department of Medicine and Nutrition aims to:
- Provide materials showing the nutritional viability of vegetarian and vegan diet for people of all ages, from infants, teens, adults and old people, supported by indexed scientific literature.
- Promote medical and nutritional conducts compatible with the vegetarian choice (of any type), offering security to the health professional and the population as a whole.
THE IVU GUIDE TO VEGAN NUTRITION FOR ADULTS
The IVU Vegan Nutrition Guide for Adults was elaborated with the aim of serving as a comprehensive and free support material for health professionals worldwide, in its scientific version, and for the general population, in its version for lay people. It addresses the nutritional care we should have when adopting a strict vegetarian (vegan) diet safely, based on more than 700 studies indexed in the international scientific literature. It contains a Nutritional Table of each key nutrient in the diet, presenting the richest foods of each food group.
It addresses the bioavailability, physiology and biochemistry of these nutrients in the context of vegetarianism, besides showing what is in studies about them in the context of this food approach.
It also discusses supplementation and care in laboratory nutritional assessment. At its end it has more than 30 different menus, calculated according to its nutritional value (to demonstrate the safety of the diet), covering eating habits of the main continents.
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1. PARTNERSHIP WITH BRAZILIAN VEGETARIAN SOCIETY (SVB)
The partner will work to make the Guide visible and to be adopted by the organs and entities; will help with correspondence to be sent and by monitoring the feedback of those interested in adopting the Guide. He will post the materials generated for the dissemination and implementation of the Guide and look for forms of funding to the Project.
2. REGION REPRESENTATIVE IN LATIN AMERICA - VEGETARIANOS HOY FROM CHILE
The Representative for LATIN AMERICA is Vegetarianos Hoy who will work with Spanish version of the Guide, helping it to be visible and adopted by organs and entities (Universities, class organs and health professionals as a whole). The Spanish version of the Guide was made by Vegetarianos Hoy.