Vegetarianism and the Older Adult
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vitamin B12
plant-based diet

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Johnston, Kelly, and Wendy Dahl. 2019. “Vegetarianism and the Older Adult: FSHN19-1/FS317, 1/2019”. EDIS 2019 (1). Gainesville, FL.


Vegetarian diets have become more and more popular in recent years, but there is a common concern that such a diet may not provide the adequate amount of nutrients. This 3-page document discusses this misconception and explains the various benefits of a vegetarian diet for older adults. Written by Kelly Johnston and Wendy J. Dahl and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, January 2019.
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