College Students And Vegetarianism
Describes the prevalence of vegetarianism among college age students.
Vegetarianism is increasing in prevalence on college campuses, as 15% of the nation’s 15 million college students eat vegetarian during a typical day, according to a National Restaurant Association study.
This is 2-3 times the share of the national vegetarian population.
To college students, “vegetarian” is a positive label that denotes health consciousness, health educated and trendy eating.
Reasons given for college age vegetarianism are environmentalism and concerns about fat intake.
Almost half of women college students say vegetarianism is in, versus one half of men students, according to RoperCollegeTrack.
The conversion of females may take place as girls, as one third of girls, aged 12-15 say that vegetarianism is in, according to Teenage Research Unlimited. 48% of 16-17 year old girls, 50% of 18-19 year old girls and 22% of 18-19 year old boys say that vegetarianism is in.