Vegetarianism, Beliefs And Information Sources
Examines frequency of meat consumption, beliefs about meat and nutrition, perceived difficulties with and benefits of vegetarian diets, use in and trust of health, nutrition, and food information sources.
This abstract summarizes a dissertation discussing South Australian answers to questions relating to meat consumption, attitudes, etc.
Vegetarians were more likely than non-vegetarians to use and trust unorthodox resources for information. Factors associated with meat consumption and four sets of health related believes including meat is necessary, vegetarianism health concerns and appreciates meat, meat is unhealthy, and health benefits of vegetarianism were also examined.
This research suggests that a significant portion of the South Australian population is interested in vegetarian diets exists, but barriers including the belief that vegetarian diets are inadequate nutritionally and that meat is required for health must be overcome.