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Over Half Of Young Americans Describe Themselves As ‘Flexitarian’

More than half of Americans aged 24-29 years-old identified themselves as 'flexitarians' in a poll carried out on diet

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More than half of young Americans (aged 24-39) identify as ‘flexitarians‘, according to a new poll.

The survey of 2,000 Americans was commissioned by Sprouts Farmers Market and conducted by One Poll. It revealed that 47 percent of respondents overall describe themselves as such.

In addition, 63 percent said they’d be ‘willing to swap meat for a plant-based alternative if it met certain criteria’.

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Flexitarians – or meat reducers – tend to consciously cut down on meat and replace it with plant-based foods. The poll showed that 43 percent of respondents see it as a ‘permanent lifestyle change’.

Of those quizzed, 68 percent said they would swap meat for a plant-based alternative if it tasted the same. 60 percent would make the switch if it had the same nutritional value.

Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) would swap because the plant-based alternative is ‘more ethical’. However, over a third (36 percent) were ‘completely unaware of what being a flexitarian means or what’s involved. This is even if they classify as one’.

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Many Americans will try a plant-based alternative if it tastes the same as meat

‘Flexitarian interest is evident’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Sprouts Chief Executive Officer Jack Sinclair, said: “The interest in plant-based foods and a flexitarian diet is evident.

“Shoppers are more engaged with their food than ever. [They] are seeking innovative and alternative products to mix up the meals they prepare for themselves and their families.”

Flexitarians and sales

He added: “Plant-based product sales grew exponentially last year, indicating consumers are craving innovative items to try at home.

“We believe consumers will remain focused on incorporating healthy foods into their lifestyles to support immunity and overall wellbeing in 2021. 

“This includes introducing consumers to things they never considered before, like plant-based foods and meat alternatives.”

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is the former editor for Plant Based News. She has been a newspaper reporter and features writer. Her work has been published by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, among others

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rodentx2
rodentx2
1 year ago

When it comes to human rights, I’m also flexitarian on that, too. You’re either vegan or you’re not.

wfwef
wfwef
24 days ago

Why are your links off this site not links to the studies you’re citing? A link to the Sprouts webpage that has nothing to do with the referenced study or your link to your own sites page on flexitarians are useless, who would ever need them? Link to the studies so people can look at this stuff for themselves.

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