Vegetarianism

Natasha Scinocco

Vegetarianism

About Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is the practice of the exclusion of all meat, poultry, and fish from the diet. Most vegetarians consume only vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, and nuts. Some vegetarians choose to keep dairy products and eggs in their diet, however some do not (Britannica). Keeping that in mind, there are many different types of vegetarians, such as ovo-lactovegetarians who consume eggs and dairy products which are obtained without killing animals, ovo-vegetarians who consume eggs but no dairy, lacto-vegetarians who consume dairy but no eggs, and vegans who do not consume or use any animal by-products including honey, wool, fur, etc.


Vegetarianism is often a topic of debate and/or confusion but has become much more popular over the last decade. In fact, in 2016 3.3% of the adult US population and 4% of the youth US population was vegetarian (Vegetarianism, 2018).

Learn More!

The following websites can help you learn even more about vegetarianism:

https://www.vrg.org/

https://www.peta.org/

https://vegsoc.org/