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Why do teens and tweens become vegetarians?

Teens and tweens may become interested in a vegetarian lifestyle for many different reasons, including the following:
  • Being concerned with the rights of animals
  • Having religious of cultural beliefs
  • Dislking the taste of meat
  • Being concerned with health or diet
  • Pressure from peers
  • Family decision
 

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Your child probably isn’t worrying about what she eats before an exam; however the brain requires quality nutrition in order to ensure it performs at its best. 
Nutrition is necessary for good health at every stage, but is particularly important during puberty.
Good eating habits are learned behaviours, they’re not instinctive. So what your child has learned at home from early in life will stick with them well into adulthood.
It can be hard to ensure that your child gets five servings of fruit and vegetables each day, follow our tips to ensure your child gets enough nutrients.
Antioxidants have many wonderful properties so it's important that you try and fit them into your family's diet.
Weight problems can be difficult to resolve. It’s important to prevent the problem from happening in the first place.
A vegetarian diet can potentially be low in some nutrients that are found in meat, poultry and fish.
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