Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Kids Eat Meat

Fewer Kids Are Vegetarians Today. Must Be Eating Their Brain Food.

An Associated Press story is making the rounds this week concerning a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on vegetarianism among American kids and teens. It's being touted as evidence that meat-free dieting is on the upswing for youths, but guess what? History shows the data means just the opposite.

The CDC found that about 1 in 200 American kids under 18 (or 0.5 percent) reported observing a vegetarian diet in 2007. Yet in 2001, a Roper poll commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) found that two percent of Americans ages 6 to 17 considered themselves vegetarians. That number later grew to three percent in a 2005 VRG poll conducted by Harris Interactive.

So it actually looks like vegetarianism among teens and 'tweens has taken a nosedive in recent years. Which is a good thing for children's health. Read More

I’m sure it’s discouraging for the anti-meat groups to see that the hundreds of millions of dollars they have spent have been wasted. With a vegan society as their goal, they have lost ground in recent years. It’s not often you see common sense prevailing in today’s world, but it seems as though it hasn’t disappeared completely. A balanced diet that includes meat and dairy products will always be your best bet.

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