According to a 2010 poll released by the Vegetarian Resource Group, 3 percent of American youth ages 8 to 18 are vegetarian, including 2 percent who are vegan. Vegans eliminate meat, fish, dairy, eggs and sometimes honey from their diet, while vegetarians cut out meat and fish. For teenaged youth, this is a serious lifestyle choice that can potentially affect their health and their family.
17-year-old Jay Astafovic decided to become vegetarian and then vegan while he was working at his family's New York pizzeria. Watch today's "Health and Wellness" to see how he upturned their traditional menu and what he learned along the way.
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