Vegetarians do not eat meat. But there is more to it than just leaving the meat at the side of the plate. It is important to replace the meat with other forms of protein, like cereals, seeds and nuts.
The different types of vegetarians include:
Those who do not eat meat but eat fish.
Those who eat no meat or fish but eat dairy products.
Vegans, who eat no animal products at all.
Vegetarians have to make sure that they have enough vitamins and minerals (like iron and calcium).