As the last day of Veganuary, the month-long plant-based diet challenge, came to an end The Vegan Society announced the launch of a tool that can help participants continue their transition.
The charity has released a handy nutrition app designed to help vegans hit their nutritional targets every day by providing an easy-to-use checklist and personalised tips.
VNutrition is aimed at new vegans, those trying out veganism or those who want to assess the quality of a well-established vegan diet.
It was developed by the charity’s in-house Dietitian Heather, who specialises in vegan nutrition and is the only registered dietitian employed by a vegan organisation in the UK.
Heather Russell, Dietitian at The Vegan Society, said: “The Vegan Society is striving to provide high quality and accessible information about nutrition, and I’m delighted to have been involved in developing VNutrition.
“Our alliance with the British Dietetic Association shows just how committed we are to providing reliable education about vegan nutrition and sharing the message that well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages.
“The app is based on UK guidelines about healthy eating and the best available evidence around vegan nutrition, and we hope it will help a large number of vegans and the vegan-curious.”
VNutrition, which is the first vegan app created by a registered dietitian, features handy hints and colourful illustrations that bring to life the basic principles of vegan nutrition, helping users to learn about portion sizes, getting their 5-a-day, hitting their targets for protein, calcium and omega-3 fat, and ensuring appropriate supplementation.
A simple checklist enables users to assess their nutritional intake, and a progress graph and personalised tips help them to identify areas for improvement.