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– Examples:
– Chauncey Depew was a pollotarian.
– In a 1925 interview aged 90, Depew stated that for thirty years the only meat he had eaten was poultry.

– See also:
– Duck as food
– Turkey as food
– Chicken as food
– Pescatarianism

– References:
– Lagua, Rosalinda T; Claudio, Virginia S. (2012). Nutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary.
– Chakrabarty, Kaveri; Chakrabarty, A. S. (2019). Textbook of Nutrition in Health and Disease.
– Miller, Korin. (2019). The 7 Types Of Vegetarian Diets From Lacto-Ovo To Vegan, Explained By A Nutritionist.
– Hogan, Mary Ann; Wane, Daryle. (2002). Nutrition and Diet Therapy: Reviews & Rationales.
– Albala, Ken. (2015). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, Volume 1.

– Notable Figures:
David L. Katz
Michael Klaper
Susan M. Levin
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert O. Young

Vegetarianism Advocates:
Carol J. Adams
Suzanne M. Babich
Phyllis B. Acosta
William Alcott
Bertrand P. Allinson

Pollotarianism (Wikipedia)

Pollotarianism is the practice of adhering to a diet that incorporates poultry as the only source of meat in an otherwise vegetarian diet.

Chicken and vegetables; foodstuffs compatible with a pollotarian diet
A diet in which poultry is the only meat
Related Dietary Choices
Related diets
Diet classification table
Comparison of selected vegetarian and semi-vegetarian diets (view template)
Plants Dairy Eggs Seafood Poultry All other animals
Vegetarianism Ovo-lacto vegetarianism Yes Yes Yes No No No
Ovo vegetarianism Yes No Yes No No No
Lacto vegetarianism Yes Yes No No No No
Veganism Yes No No No No No
Semi-vegetarianism Flexitarianism Yes Yes Yes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes
Pollotarianism Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe Yes No
Pescetarianism Yes Maybe Maybe Yes No No

While pollo specifically means chicken in both Spanish and in Italian (with pollame meaning poultry in general in Italian), pollotarians are known to incorporate different forms of poultry, like duck and turkey in their diet. Pollotarians may also eat dairy products. The term "pollo-vegetarian" was first used in nutritional textbooks in the 1980s to describe a semi-vegetarian diet that incorporates poultry. Historian Rod Preece describes pollotarians as "those who refrain from mammals but are willing to eat the flesh of birds notably chickens."

Reasons why people adopt a pollotarian diet ranges from health concerns arising from consumption of red meat while not willing to either give up meat altogether or not wanting to compromise on nutrients to reducing one's carbon footprint to ethical reasons.

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