Nutritional and dietary needs of vegetarians

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1. Definition of vegan?

  • All foods of animal origin are excluded
  • All red meat and poultry are excluded but fish is consumed
  • All foods of animal origin as well as pulses and cereals are excluded
  • Al meat, fish, eggs and poultry are excluded but milk and milk products are consumed
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2. Does protein from plant sources contain high biological value or low biological value protein?

  • Low biological value
  • High biological value

3. What 2 requirements need to be taken care of if an adolescent is a vegetarian?

  • Iron and vitamin D
  • Protein and energy
  • Protein and sodium
  • Iodine and vitamin B12

4. Whats the amount of energy provided by fat in a vegan diet?

  • 10%
  • 12%
  • 7%
  • 20%

5. The availability of calcium in some plant sources may be reduced by what?

  • Calcium and vitamin D
  • Fibre, phytate and oxalate
  • Energy, vitamin D
  • Oxalate, fat and fibre


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