What is it about?

Consumption of food is based on an identity influenced by economic status, society, culture, psychosomatic elements and religious factors. A vegetarian diet is established on an ideology to abstain from using animals for dietary needs. Being an educator with a health background allows me to address the this food ideology from both an ethical and medical stance. My relationship with students, family and friends pose both a challenge and an opportunity.

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Why is it important?

The findings explain the emotion behind the diet and how culture and family have influence on food choice. Moreover, describes how educators can create awareness to bigger issues.

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I feel that this article places an academic note on family issues by understanding the theory behind the lifestyle choice.

Cassandra Sturgeon delia
Lancaster University

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This page is a summary of: A vegetarian educator in a meat obsessed country, British Food Journal, February 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/bfj-06-2020-0486.
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