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Vegetarianism+Slides - Vegetarianism Shailja Mathur, M.S.,...

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Vegetarianism Shailja Mathur, M.S., M.Ed., RD Senior Project Administrator NJ SNAP-Ed Support Network
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SNAP-Ed Learn about various types of Vegetarians Discuss results of the Vegetarian Nutrition Project 2006 Understand various terms used for Vegetarianism in research and by commoners Recommendations for Vegetarians Discussion of 2 studies: Adolescent and Young Adult Vegetarianism Study Low- fat Vegan diet study for Type II diabetics Objectives
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SNAP-Ed What do YOU think “being vegetarian” means? Do you think vegetarians can get all the nutrients they need to be healthy? SCENARIO: Healthy or Unhealthy? You don’t want to eat meat, so you live on a diet of: 1. Soda 2. French Fries 3. Peanut Butter 4. Instant Noodles Vegetarianism?
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SNAP-Ed How Many Vegetarians Are There? (In the U.S.) Vegetarian Nutrition Project, 2006 7.5 million people are vegetarians 10% of adults are vegetarians There are 1.8 million vegans The average age of vegetarians are from 18-55 years old Dr. Sudha Raj, Syracuse University
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SNAP-Ed Definition of VEGETARIANISM : :The theory or practice of living solely upon vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts—with or without the addition of milk products and eggs… : All forms of flesh (meat, fowl, and seafood) are excluded from all vegetarian diets, but many vegetarians use milk and milk products. The position of ADA is that appropriately planned vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. What is Vegetarianism? American Dietetic Association
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SNAP-Ed 1. Ethical, Environmental or Religious reasons (most common) 1. Health reasons (very common) 2. Gustatory Reasons (glad of not eating animals) 3. Eating Disorders Though often unexposed, may be a hidden motivator among teens Often associated with risky behaviors like smoking and drinking Why Do People Become Vegetarian?
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