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Vegetarian Nutrition

Vegetarian Nutrition

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Vegetarian Nutrition
Christina Niklas, MPH, RD, LDNJune 17, 2009
 
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Objectives
Define at least 3 different types of vegetarian diets
Name at least 3 chronic diseases that mayimprove or be prevented with a vegetariandiet
Name at least 6 nutrients to be aware of while following a vegetarian diet
 
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Brief History
Pythagoras, father of vegetarianism,encouraged meatless eating in 6
th
century B.C.
19
th
century for Western world
Vegetarian term coined in mid 1800s
Bible Christians in 1800, Seventh-day AdventistChurch in 1840s
Decline in mid 20
th
century due to vitamins,government promoting meat/ dairy
1944 term vegan was coined
Resurgence of vegetarianism in 1960s and1970s

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