Students Are Going Vegan and It’s Helping Colleges Trim the Fat

Liz Dwyer, Culture and Education Editor of TakePart (Oct. 5, 2016) reports that Students Are Going Vegan, and It’s Helping Colleges Trim the Fat. Excerpts:

According to a survey released Tuesday by peta2, the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, meat- and dairy-free menu items have become one of the hottest things on college cafeteria menus. The organization surveyed nearly 1,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States and found that 62 percent of schools serve vegan menu items on a daily basis, up from 28 percent in 2014.

A study published in the September 2015 edition of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition found that people who go vegetarian spend an average of $750 less on groceries than folks who follow federal dietary recommendations.

Read More