Is A Vegetarian Diet For Me?
Before You Begin
Sometimes teens call themselves "vegetarians," but eat an unbalanced
diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and French fries, leaving their
bodies nutritionally deprived. Before you start a vegetarian diet, it's a good
idea to talk to your primary health care practitioner or a registered
The years between 13 and 19 are especially important for growth and
development. Learn more about your special nutritional requirements before you
add or exclude any food or groups of foods.