Most of our students are adult women. 1/3 are vegetarians. 2/3 are vegans (i.e. they eat no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs). They enroll in our program mostly to learn about nutrition.
For example, how to get enough calcium, iron, protein, and Vitamins A, B12, and D.
But they also learn practical tips, such as how to save money on health food, save time in the kitchen, eat well while traveling, and overcome the social challenges of eating differently.
They have chosen a meat-free diet for a few reasons. (1) Ethical: they don't want to inflict suffering on animals. (2) Health: they want to reduce their risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes. (3) Ecological: they want to reduce their ecological footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle.