We sat down with two mhs students and talked about their vegetarian lifestyle
Lillie Spencer
How long have you been vegetarian?
“Technically my whole life, but I made the decision when I was three, as much as a three-year-old can make a decision.”
What made you want to become vegetarian?
“I think my parents had an influence on that because as a baby they didn’t feed me meat and then when I got a little older I think they noticed I was like really sensitive about animals, kind of disturbed by the whole idea.”
Is there anyone else in your family that is also vegetarian?
“My brother is vegetarian. I think he’s been since I decided I was going to be, it’s just something I guess we ended up doing together.”
What vegetarian dishes do you usually order at restaurants?
“I go to like the Thai food restaurant in town. There are a lot of vegetarian options, they have a lot of stir fries, and soups that just kind of have a lot of mushrooms and flavor and vegetables like carrots and so much good stuff.”
What tips do you have for someone who plans on becoming vegetarian?
“I would definitely say to like get acquainted with nutrition and know what foods give you what and what foods can provide iron, protein, or anything else you might be missing when you drop meat.”

Ana Montiel
How long have you been vegetarian?
“Probably like 5 months.”
What made you want to become vegetarian?
“Well, I don’t really like meat and the taste of it but I also think about how the animals are treated. You know, if I don’t really like the food that much then what’s the point of eating it? So I cut it off.”
What kind of food do you usually eat?
“I still eat a lot of pasta and I also eat bowls like burrito bowls and salad bowls.”
What health benefits do you get from being vegetarian?
“I know red meat is not good for you so probably the fact that I don’t eat that anymore is good”
Is there anyone else in your family that is also vegetarian?
“My mom is but the rest of my family isn’t.”
What is your favorite vegetarian meal?
“Tofu pad thai is so so good”
What tips do you have for someone who plans on becoming vegetarian?
“I would say drop meat slowly so like I didn’t eat red meat for a long time and then I stopped eating chicken and pork. Start off slow.”