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Humane Youth: Compassion for Animals Prompts Teen Diet Changes

Jul 28, 2010 08:48PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimates that one in 200 children is a practicing vegetarian, according to the parents polled. also reports that earlier surveys suggest the rate of vegetarianism among older teens could be four to six times that of younger children, because teens have more control over what they eat. Animal welfare, rather than health, is cited most often as to why kids stop eating meat.

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