Vegan prisoners get expert guide on rights and nutrition

A leading vegan charity has released a comprehensive guide for prisoners with the latest expert advice on the vegan diet and lifestyle.

The Vegan Society has launched a booklet that provides practical information about meeting the dietary and lifestyle needs of vegan prisoners.

The pamphlet is divided into two sections: one for vegan prisoners about their rights, buying or requesting vegan products, and resolving grievances; and one for prison staff, including nutritional advice, catering tips and benefits, and ingredients to avoid.

Heather Russell, Dietitian at The Vegan Society: “It’s easy to meet your nutritional needs on a vegan diet if you’re well informed, but it may be more challenging in a prison setting.

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“We hear from prison staff who require practical advice on catering for vegans and prisoners who are unsure about their rights, so we’re delighted to be launching an all-encompassing resource.

“The Vegan Society is the only organisation helping vegan prisoners in this way, and we’re keen to make our guide available to as many prisons as possible.”

The British Dietetic Association, the professional association for dietitians in the UK, shares the message that vegan diets support healthy living in people of all ages and life stages.

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The Vegan Society is committed to helping vegans in challenging situations. The charity’s advocacy team are able to send the booklet free of charge to prison staff and prisoners in need of practical information.

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