Protein Page Updated

I am happy to report that we have updated and added a feature to the protein page at If you scroll down to Table 3, you can now type in your ideal body weight, click Submit, and the table will show you how many servings of the listed foods it would take to meet the RDA for protein and the essential amino acids.

Of course, you shouldn’t get all your protein from just one food, but it can give people an idea of what might be required from various food combinations. It’s also not important for everyone to meet the RDA for protein; some people need less.

I’d like to thank Vegan Outreach’s volunteer, Jean B., for all the work she has done to make look nicer! She has been redoing the pages one at a time and I really appreciate all her help!

2 Responses to “ Protein Page Updated”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Hi Jack,

    I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful vegan nutrition resources that you are providing for us. Such easily accessible and accurate information is very important for people following this diet.

    I had two questions:
    1. I was wondering if you are updating this page ( or if maybe you were not aware about the fact that it was down. I use your website extensively and it would be great to have access to that page.

    2. Why do we use ideal weight when we are determining our protein needs?


  2. Jack Norris RD Says:

    Hi Lisa,

    1. Thanks for letting me know about that page. I moved to a new server a couple days ago and it appears that it treated the url differently than the previous server. In any case, I have it working again.

    2. Because fat tissue doesn’t require protein, so there is no need to include (excess) fat when figuring needs.


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