Q & A
Do all vegetarians eat the same thing?
Semi-vegetarians - limit their intake of animal products.
Lacto-vegetarians - avoid all animal products except dairy.
Lacto-ovo vegetarians - avoid all animal products except dairy and eggs.
Vegans - avoid all animal products.
For vegans, which foods are a good source of calcium?
The most well-known providers of calcium are vegetables and nuts such as almonds, baked beans, broccoli, fortified soy products and red and white kidney beans.
How do I ensure my teenager gets enough protein?
The recommended daily intake of protein is between 35-50 g. A combination of raw plant foods, grains, beans, legumes, cheese, eggs, milk, tofu, soy products and Kraft Peanut Butter can help meet their protein needs.
Should I worry about anemia?
Anemia results from a short supply of red blood cells. These cells are produced mainly by iron, folic acid and vitamin B12. Dried fruits, nuts, leafy veggies, beans, enriched breakfast cereals, and whole grain breads, are all sources of iron and folic acid.