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Help! My Wound Patient Is a Vegetarian

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND


Patients with wounds require increased amounts of dietary protein, typically meaning meats, poultry, dairy products, and eggs. Vegetarians will need alternate sources of protein and amino acids to meet their needs and heal their wounds.


Dr Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND


If you have ever heard me talk about nutrition interventions for wound healing, you surely heard me emphasize the patientsā€™ need for protein. In order to build new tissue to heal a wound, patients must consume enough protein each and every day to meet their increased needs. Typically, this means eating increased amounts of meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, and dairy products. This seems simple enough, but what if you have a vegetarian patient?