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hey guys how y'all doin? im doin a food tec assignment on vegetarianism and was just wondering if ne one could help me out. just a quick simple survey if u got ne time 2 spare that would b sweet and greatly appreciated. ne way if ne of y'all can, u can reply 2 this


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What nationality are you?

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion?

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income?

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian

Describe your typical everyday diet

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased?

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients?

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet?

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made?

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet?

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed?

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian?

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet?

Do you enjoy the taste of meat?
 

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Age: 19

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? Australian

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Not religious

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

"Meat doesn't provide any essential nutrients" do you agree with this statement? No- i think that yes it contains some essential ingredients but none you cant get elsewhere.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian

Vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet

well today i had jam on toast for breakfast with a soy hotchoc and then a large salad roll for lunch with some fruit salad and then chickpea curry for dinner. and prolly have sum sorbet for dessert


Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes. they all were.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. No.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? I take b12 supplement.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Not contributing to heartless slaughtering of animals.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes. Wish i had made it sooner.

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Hmmm not sure what thequestion is asking. I'll say no?

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? havent eaten out much since went vegan. had chips and salad last time but was crappy place for vegan food. Going out to japanese restaraunt on wednesday which has lotsa veg goodies.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? yes. have a vege workmate and my mum and sister are pescatarian. and have a vege friend (but only coz she dont like meat not for animals so she not strict on stuff like chicken stock etc)

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? before

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? i did but havent craved it since i gave it up. the longer i abstain from it the more disgusting it becomes!!!
 

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Age: 17

Gender: female

What nationality are you? British

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Not religious

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement? I think some types of meat are very nutritious, and some aren't. I don't think meat provides nutrients you can't get elsewhere.

Select one of the following: you are vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet: Hard to do because I eat differently everyday. But I always start with coffee (black, one sugar). On weekdays I usually have cereal with soymilk and some fruit. On weekends I often have something like bread/potato scones, beans, and veggie sausages. Lunch is often sandwiches (salad, fake meat, chocolate spread, bean spread, whatever), a vegetable, a fruit, and a treat (often cereal bars or biscuits). I try to have a salad as soon as I get home from school, and dinner can be anything, but bean & pasta soup, pasta & sauce, stir-fry, vegetable soup, or curry are just a few of my stapes.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Most of what I buy, I buy at the supermarket. Occasionally I go to the health food shop for fake cheese or just to see what interesting things they have, and sometimes I go to a fruit & veg shop instead of the supermarket for my produce, but it's available at the supermarket.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. Linda McCartney sausages, Rice Dream rice milk, Alpro Soy Milk. I wouldn't say I 'rely heavily' on them, but I also enjoy all the 'free from' type foods made for allergy sufferers as a lot of the biscuits and other treats are vegan.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? I don't really understand this question. If it is about supplements, I have a b12 supplement and a multivitamin I take when I remember. The b12 supplement is new because of my veganism, but I have always taken a multivitamin, even when I ate meat.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Not feeling guilty when I eat any more.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? yes.

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? I don't understand the question.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? I haven't eaten out since going vegan (I'm brand new). As a lacto-ovo, I used to go out a lot, mainly to italian places. I used to get vegetarian lasagne or pasta with various veggie sauces. I also often got Indian food, vegetable curries mostly.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? My sister and quite a few of my friends.

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? One of them is vegan since birth but I didn't know him before I went vegetarian. I think the rest of them all went veg after me, but I could be wrong on that because I could easily have forgotton some people.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I enjoyed it very much when I ate it, and I remember the taste of it and the taste seems nice. On the other hand, I think if I ate it now I would not enjoy it after not eating it in so long.
 

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Age: 15

Gender: female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Lutheran

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? no

"Meat doesn't provide any essential nutrients" do you agree with this statement

While I think meat provides some essential nutrients, you can get all (except B12, I admit) of them from healthier, plant based sources.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian

lacto-ovo vegetarian, although I minimize eggs and dairy

Describe your typical everyday diet

cereal of some sort with soymilk and fruit for breakfast, PBJ or hummus sandwhich or leftovers (often pasta) from the night before with some sort of fruits and veggies for lunch, various things for supper; my favorites are spaghetti w/ marinara sauce, vegetable stir-fry, rattitoulle, veggie and barley soup, minestrone, etc. (and during the fall, applesauce made from fresh apples!)

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? yes, although I buy most of the fruits and vegetables from local farmer's markets.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand

I occasionally get Boca veggie burgers, but do not rely on them at all; I do drink soymilk, although the brand varies, since my mom usually picks it up wherever she is shopping (she has different foods she buys at different stores and sometimes buys the store brand of soymilk and sometimes Silk.)

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients?

I take a b12 supplement about every other day (depending on the amount of dairy/eggs/fortified soymilk I've had that particular day)

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet?

It's healthy.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet?

health; not wanting to eat something that was once alive; environmental impact of meat farming; realization that it's unfair for me to overindulge in foods that are bad for me when there are people who are malnourished all over the world.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? occasionally; it depends. I search the menu for non-meat items and I've always been able to find something so far...but I've only been a vegetarian for 2 months.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? my cousin is, one of my sisters is, and a few friends

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet?

friends and cousin were before; sister followed my example

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? The only meat I still remember as tasting good is shrimp. I never liked the taste of ham nor the texture of steak, and only ate boneless chicken. I've lost my taste for all meat except shrimp. I've been at a few parties where there's been shrimp and cocktail sauce (ketchup and horseradish) ...and i've combated the urge to eat shrimp by dipping chips in the cocktail sauce.
 

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Age: 16

Gender: Male

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Not Religios

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

"Meat doesn't provide any essential nutrients" do you agree with this statement? Meat does provide essential nutrients, but they can all be obtained elsewhere.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian. Vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet In the morning, some type of grain and either soy milk or water. In the afternoon, i usually have 3 pieces of fruit, some type of bread with hummus or soy margarine, and a home-made baked good. In the evening, isually either eat rice, or pasta, or potatoes, or legumes, or frozen veggies.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. Just soy milk, and i'm cutting down on it.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? Net yet, but I'm going to start supplementing with B11

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Not supporting factory farms

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? No. No allergies, or anything like that.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? No, But I didn't eat out often as an omni

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? One friend is l/o and a family member is supposedly l/o, but he eats nothing but processed garbage

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? Yes, but neither one influenced me.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I used to enjoy it, but now the smell makes me gag.
 

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Age: 18

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? I usually call myself spiritual. I borrow from different religions, mostly New Age/Buddhism.

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

"Meat doesn't provide any essential nutrients" do you agree with this statement: It does, but you can get those nutrients from other foods.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian Lacto-ovo vegetarian

Describe your typical everyday diet College cafeteria food, which means eggs and a carb for breakfast, something cheesy or rice for lunch (with vegetables if I can get them), and a salad with pasta or a plate of vegetables and a potato for dinner. I also tend to have a fourth meal before bed, which could be anything from saltine crackers, a bowl of cereal with soy milk, a bag of chips, or canned vegetable soup.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? When I'm at home and cooking real food, I buy everything I need at Giant Eagle's (a supermarket chain).

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand I love Morningstar Farms veggie burgers. I also buy a lot of Silk soymilk.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? No, unless you count fake meat.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Knowing that my meals aren't the result of an animal being cruelly killed.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? My morals. I eat very limited dairy because of a lactose intolerance.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? Yes. At a normal restaurant I usually get an appetizer. I like Italian restaurants, where I can eat pasta, and Asian restaurants, which usually have vegetable dishes.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? Before going vegetarian, I had vegetarian friends, but they were more aquaintances than friends. Since going vegetarian, I have had the good luck to be roomed right by a vegetarian at college, and we are now good friends (not because of our eating habits, though. That's just a bonus). No one in my family is vegetarian.

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? We were both vegetarian when we met.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I still crave it, but it grosses me out. I do enjoy the taste of fake meats.
 

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Age: 26

Gender: female

What nationality are you? English

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Yes, buddhist

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement - No - meat has some nutrients, but nothing that can't be gotten easily from plant sources

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian - vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet. breakfast: wholewheat toast, muesli, or cereal, with a piece of fruit, or some seeds+nuts. Midday: sandwhiches using wholewheat bread or pittas, with some combination of veggies, sprouts, hummous, tahini, marmite, dressing etc, or a homemade salad, with fruit/nuts/seeds for desert Evening: some grain (brown rice, pasta, quinoa, millet, cous cous, bulgar wheat etc), plus some veggies in a sauce/curry/chilli/stirfry. I always include some dark green leafy veggies, and lentils, beans, tofu or seitan for extra protein. Snacks during the day: veggie sticks, dried fruit, spicey baked chickpeas, a bag of crisps etc

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes, except for seitan, which i get from a hfs. i sometimes get vegan ice cream from the hfs

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand - except for veggies and grains? No

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? No, i dont usually use fake meats since i structure my food around the veg. tofu and seitan get used a few times a month

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Good for the environment, good for the animals, and good for me

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Major dislike of factory farms and the unscrupulous business practices used by large commercial farms - these are bad for the human workers and the environment, and especially the animals being exploited.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? Yes, a couple of times a week. Usually just typical pub-grub, but chinese, indian and middle eastern restaurants seem to have a much better choice for vegans than most omni restaurants.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? a couple of friends

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? both

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I havent eaten any for 13 years, so i can't really remember the taste. before i went veg, i liked it tho. Now i find the idea of eating flesh distinctly unpleasant!
 

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Age: 29

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? yes Wiccan

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement In a way yes it does provide essential nutrients but not anything you can not get from plants,nuts,seeds etc

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian Lacto-ovo vegetarian but eggs are rare and the only dairy I eat anymore is yogurt

Describe your typical everyday diet Well I can do that sort of but it caries greatly from day to day unless I have a surpluss in my garden.

I start my day off with mint tea & honey I always eat a fruit and a grain for breakfast.

Lunch and dinner are always very varied lots of veggies and lots of beans, lentils.

I do not eat processed foods or pasta and such very often.

I do eat a bit of Seiten

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased?

Yes, even the seiten I buy can buy the flour at the market and just make it at home.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand No

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? No

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Besides the food just tasteing better? I have to say the Eco friendliness

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Inability to eat soy does cut out many choices but none that I miss

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed?

No often no but there is this one place where I can get an eggplant pizza on a honey wheat dough


Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? not strictly speaking my children eat veg*n meals most of the time but if we go out to eat all bets are off

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? Oldest child was for the first 4 years of her life , youngest still is not.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat I suppose in a way I did but I guess I did not enjoy it more than say grains and veggies because I have always perfered them.
 

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Age: 39

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? yes, Catholic

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? no

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement yes

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian lacto-ovo vegetarian

Describe your typical everyday diet B-Luna bar; L- pb&j, hummus & pita bread, or leftovers; D- some type of veggie dish, salad, and rice or pasta or potato or couscous

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? yes, except for the Luna bars. I get them at Trader Joe's

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand

I sometimes eat Gardenburgers and also like Morning Star veggie crumbles

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? no

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? I physically feel better and don't have the guilt that I had when eating meat

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? My mom called to tell me about a special that she watched about animals and their emotional lives. I then did a bunch of research to find out what I would need to eat to live with a nutritionally balanced vegetarian diet. Then I realized it would be totally easy. I haven't regretted it once.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? We eat out now and again. I get pasta, a veggie burger, or some other veggie dinner.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? no

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet?

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? Not really, I just liked the sauces that I put on it like bar-b-q or teryiaki.
 

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No; Agnostic

Nope, but I do have a low income! (college student without much help)

Disagree...

VEGAN

Honestly, here on campus, it's almost always something like this:

Breakfast - cereal with soymilk AND/or fruit.

Lunch - peanutbutter and jelly on a bagel, some chickpeas then I mix it up with a side of fresh fruit, veggies or some more beans.

Dinner - same as above.

*NOTE* Sometimes the cafeteria has not vegan meals that I will eat...probably on average for maybe 4 out of the 14 meals a week that I go there for.

Also, I will have something else every now and then, but it's almost always along these lines.

Yes. (confusing question, unless I accidentally erased something)

Chickpeas, lol. everything else varies depending on mood/season/location/etc

Not really, but I try to have a well-balanced diet and eat fortified foods.

1. Health (honestly...a very close second is world/environment/helping animals/etc)

YES!

I'm not sure, so I'll so no.

Very rarely. Usually a salad or pasta if I do go out.

Older brother.

I'm not sure...they changed ROUGHLY around the same time as me, but probably a little bit after...I didn't have much of an effect on their decision. (at least not that I'm aware about)

No. Sure, I used to, but once I tried other foods and knew what goes on "behind the scenes" I definitely do NOT enjoy it anymore.
 

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Age: 19

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Not sure.

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No.

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement No, I disagree.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian Vegan.

Describe your typical everyday diet grains, fruits, veggies, tofu, beans

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand No.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? No, I do not think of my diet as containing "replacements."

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? A vegan diet is the most compassionate, and that is what I find most appealing.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes.

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Animals, the environment, my health.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? No.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? My fiance is transitioning to veganism, my mother is a vegan.

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? They went veg*n after I changed my lifestyle.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I used to enjoy the taste of meat when I consumed it. I do not know if I would enjoy it now.
 

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Age: 22

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? New Zealander

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? N/A

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement? No, it does provide essetial nutrients, it's just not the only source

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian: Lacto-ovo veg

Describe your typical everyday diet: Cereal for breakfast, pasta/sushi/sandwiches for lunch, veges or salad plus potatoes, pasta, or rice for dinner. Sometimes a combination of these things. Plus snacks (biscuits, chips, fruit)

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Local supermarket

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand: Vegetarian cheese, Mainland.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? Nope

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Not feeling guilty about eating animals anymore.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yip

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Ethical (love for animals)

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? Sometimes, usually roast vege salad or corn fritters at restuarants (usually not much veg. selection), or subway.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? Nope

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? N/A

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I used to, but I don't think I would anymore.
 

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Age: 28

Gender: female

What nationality are you? american

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? not religious

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? no

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement. yes

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian. vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet..breakfast: 1/2 cup kashi, 1/2 cup fiber one cereal, soymilk, strawberries. lunch: chili (boca meat crumbles/beans/salsa/spices) small salad. dinner: wrap, hummus, veggies, big bowl of stir fry veggies

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? yes

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. boca meat crumbles

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? yes

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? its healthy and theres no way i could go back to eating meat, eggs or dairy

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? did a report in jr high about slaughterhouses. never again will i eat meat

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? once a week or two. always ruby tuesdays. bbq veggie burger and salad bar

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? one friend

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? about the same time if not after

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? no its disgusting
 

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Age: 21

Gender: male

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Yes, Christian

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No

"Meat doesn't provide any essential nutrients" do you agree with this statement? No, but the essential nutrients from vegetables are superior to meat.

Select one of the following: lacto-ovo vegetarian

Describe your typical everyday diet. Usually cereal with soy milk for breakfast, a meatless smoked turkey sandwich with soy yogurt and fruit for lunch, and BBQ tofu with veggies or something similar to that for dinner.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. Worthington's Meatless smoked turkey

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? No

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? It's healthy

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? I learned that vegetarians tend to have less heart disease and lower cholesterol.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? Italian

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? My fiance is vegetarian

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? After

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? Yes, that's why I like meat substitutes.
 

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Gender: Male

What nationality are you? United States of America'n.

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? No

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No. Interesting question. I'd be curious to know if you get anyone that answers Yes to that.

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement. No.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian. Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian.

Describe your typical everyday diet. Fast food, junk food, microwaveable meals.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. Frozen pizza.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? That's a strangely worded question. I do take a B12 pill, flax seed supplements, and an occassionally multivitamin.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? That fewer animals are killed for my food.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes.

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? The internet. PETA.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? Yes. Fast food. Subs.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? Yes.

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? After.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? Yes.
 

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Age: 46

Gender: female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Non-specific spiritual

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No, but it has saved me tons of money.

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement? No

Select one of the following: lacto-ovo vegetarian

Describe your typical everyday diet. Protein shake, veg burger or dog, salad, rice and beans.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Yes

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand. Veggie Burgers.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? Daily Vitamins.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? Nobody died for my dinner.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Better health.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? Thai and Italian

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? Yes, two friends. One is Buddhist.

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? After

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? No, never have really. Hated fish all my life.
 

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Gender: Female

What nationality are you? American

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? Non-Denominational Christian

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No.

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement

No. I think it does but that these could just as easily be supplemented in vegetarian diets.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian

Lacto-ovo

Describe your typical everyday diet

Anything but meat? A lot of carbs in the form of fruit and veggies. And doughnuts. All I eat are fruit, veggies, and doughnuts. And fried rice.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased?

I get them all in my dorm, but I guess you could buy that stuff at the store...

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand

I don't know if I'd say HEAVILY, but I srink a lot of Soy Slender soymilk. Its got Splenda in it. They sell it at Walmart.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients?

Nope.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet?

Nothing you eat is a dead animal.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made?

Yup.

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet?

Meat got kinda gross.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed?

Yes. I eat Indian food a lot or veggies and tofu at Chinese places. And Taco Bell always subs beans for meat.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian?

No, but I got my dad to drink soy milk and my brother to eat LESS meat.

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet?

N/A

Do you enjoy the taste of meat?

No.
 

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Age: 19

Gender: female

What nationality are you?caucasian

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion?

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? No, but that is convenient, isn't it?

"Meat doesn't provide any essential nutrients" do you agree with this statement? Yes, whole-heartedly

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian: Vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet: Flax cereal with almond milk for breakfast, pita stuffed with assorted items in the 'fridge + a cliff bar for lunch, and some sort of potato-mushroom-rice/pasta thing for dinner.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? I can get them pretty readily, but not in my little town.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand: Just potatoes and frozen veggies/juice concentrates

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? I take a multivitamin, if that's what you mean. I don't take a b12 or anything like that.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? HEALTH

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? Living on a farm and seeing the animals killed is a HUGE part of it. That's not natural, it's murder.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? I visit the Indian resturaunt sometimes, and mexican resturaunts are a good choice.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? Nope

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet?

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? I used to, but even the sight of it makes me sick.
 

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Age: 44

Gender: male

What nationality are you? US

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? yes, Wiccan

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? no

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement - The statement is false, but meat does not provide any essential nutrients that cannot be found elsewhere.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian

near-vegetarian, eggs/dairy only rarely

Describe your typical everyday diet - protein shake, vegan burrito, maybe soup/falafel, pasta, ....

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? yes

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand

I don't "rely heavily" on any particular special foods, but I do occasionally use veggie burgers, veggie dogs, seitan, TVP.

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? not really; mostly eat grains, legumes, vegetables

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? it's tasty and nutritious and is respectable of animal life.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet? spiritual awareness, environmental awareness

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? yes, maybe once a week or so. I eat at places that have tasty vegetarian options

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? My lover is vegan

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? We both had our current diets when we met

Do you enjoy the taste of meat?[/QUOTE] I did enjoy it when I ate it, but don't miss it now.
 

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Age: 17

Gender: Female

What nationality are you? English

Are you a religious person? If yes what religion? I have no official religion, but am spiritually minded.

Are you a vegetarian due to a low income? no

Meat doesnt provide any essential nutrients do you agree with this statement? Don't agree with it, but I believe plants have better nutrients than meat.

Select one of the following: you are vegan/lacto-vegetarian/lacto-ovo vegetarian. I'm a happy Vegan

Describe your typical everyday diet

Breakfast: bran flakes with rice milk, one banana, glass of pressed apple juice OR glass of strawberry and banana smoothie

Lunch: apple/pear fruit spread sandwhich (on wholemeal), bowl of fruit, apple juice, small pot of fruit puree

Dinner: I have something different each night. Today I have wholemeal spaghetti with tomato sauce and chargrilled vegetables.

Can these ingredients be brought the local supermarket? If not where can they be purchased? Either my organic supermarket or my health food store.

Are there any special vegetarian foods sold at the local supermarket you rely heavily on? If yes please list the food/ingredient and brand.

I eat a lot of fruit and veg! Also, the above tomato sauce (+ chargrilled veg).

Do you take a replacement food/substance for meat or foods rich in essential nutrients? My bran flakes have high levels of b12, so I have no need.

What is most appealing about a vegetarian diet? My main reason: I have no guilt on my conscience.

Was vegetarianism a personal choice you made? Yes

Any major factors influencing your vegetarian diet?

My belief that all species are equal, even the non-human ones!

Meet Your Meat did a lot for me. And Earthlings made my decision concrete.

Do you often eat out? If yes what type of food is consumed? No.

Are any of your friends or family vegetarian? I have two vegetarian friends (I think they're both L/O)

Were they vegetarian before or after you adopted the vegetarian diet? Before.

Do you enjoy the taste of meat? No. I hated it before I went veggie. I was planning to go veggie months before I actually did.
 
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