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What is a Vegetarian?

A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat, fish and poultry. If a person says they are a vegetarian and only eat chicken, they are not a true vegetarian.

Children and Vegetarianism

According to The American Dietetic Association, vegetarian diets can meet all nitrogen needs and amino acid requirements for growth.

What is a Vegan?

A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products including milk, cheese, other dairy items, eggs, wool, silk, and leather.

Children and Veganism

A vegan diet should be well planned and probably include fortified soy milk. If you have questions or concerns about providing your child with adequate nutrition. Consult a nutritionist who is knowledgeable about vegan diets.

Why do people become Vegetarians?

There are many reasons why people become vegetarians. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • compassion for animals
  • dislike of meat
  • side effects of eating meat
  • ecological concerns
  • religious beliefs
  • belief in nonviolence against animals
  • economic concerns

Does a Vegetarian Diet meet all nutrient needs?

Yes. The American Dietetic Association has affirmed that a vegetarian diet can meet all known nutrient needs.

The key to a healthy vegetarian diet, as with any other diet, is to eat a wide variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, plenty of leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds, and legumes.

Starting a Vegetarian Diet

When becoming a vegetarian, you can either totally give up meat immediately or make a gradual change. Do what works best for you. Also, give yourself options by making a list of meals and foods that you like to eat. You can substitute meat-free products for meat in meals like spaghetti.

Meat-Free Products

Some brands like Boca, Garden Burger, Veat, Morningstar, Quorn offer a variety of tasty meat-free products. Meat-free products can be found in most large supermarkets. They can also be found in specialty stores like Whole Foods Market.

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