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Nutrients 2010, 2(5), 523-531; doi:10.3390/nu2050523

Beliefs and Attitudes toward Vegetarian Lifestyle across Generations

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1 Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Andrews University, 8475 University Boulevard–Marsh Hall 313, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0210, USA 2 Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology, Andrews University, 4195 Administration Drive–Bell Hall 159, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0104, USA
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Received: 20 April 2010 / Revised: 12 May 2010 / Accepted: 14 May 2010 / Published: 17 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vegetarian Nutrition)
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The objective of the study was to examine whether reasons to adopt vegetarian lifestyle differ significantly among generations. Using a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), we identified that 4% of the participants were vegans, 25% lacto-ovo-vegetarians, 4% pesco-vegetarians and 67% non-vegetarian. Younger people significantly agreed more with the moral reason and with the environmental reason. People ages 41–60 significantly agreed more with the health reason. There are significant differences across generations as to why people choose to live a vegetarian lifestyle.
Keywords: vegetarians; vegetarian diets; dietary patterns; Adventists; attitude; beliefs vegetarians; vegetarian diets; dietary patterns; Adventists; attitude; beliefs
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Pribis, P.; Pencak, R.C.; Grajales, T. Beliefs and Attitudes toward Vegetarian Lifestyle across Generations. Nutrients 2010, 2, 523-531.

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