Nutrition News You Can Use: Vegetarian Choices
Who makes vegetarian choices? Currently about 5 million people in the U.S. are vegetarians and that number is expected to rise. Making vegetarian choices is becoming more popular due to the growing interest in healthy foods and increased concern about obesity. People make vegetarian choices for a variety of reasons
including health, religion, taste and economics.
Vegetarian diets are consistent with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans which focus on the importance
of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat dairy as the core of a healthy diet.