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Are we clear about what it means to be a vegetarian? A vegetarian person...

1) Only eats vegetables.
2) May eat eggs.
3) Do not consume dairy products.
4) May eat meat or fish.

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The vegetarian or vegan diet is not suitable in childhood or adolescence.

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Adolescents who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet may have an insufficient caloric intake since adolescence is a period of life with a higher energy requirement.

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The vegetarian or vegan diet may be deficient in micronutrients; not everything can be replaced.

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Vegetarians or vegans need iron supplements.

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Milk and dairy products are an essential source of calcium in childhood.

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Vegetarians or vegans need vitamin B12 supplements.

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Vegetarians or vegans need omega-3 fatty acids supplements.

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A person who wants to become vegetarian or vegan may need advice for a correct intake of one of the following macronutrients: do you know which one?

1) Carbohydrates
2) Proteins
3) Saturated fatty acids
4) Unsaturated fatty acids