80% of Veganuary participants eating >50% less meat, dairy & eggs six months after taking part

Two-thirds see health benefits including more energy, better skin and improved mood

13th September, 2022 — Veganuary, the global organisation encouraging people to try vegan in January and beyond, has today released the results from its six-month follow-up survey of Veganuary 2022 participants*.

More than 629,000 people from nearly every country in the world – with the exception of Tajikistan and North Korea (where the internet is banned) – took part in Veganuary 2022, breaking all previous records.

Six months after completing their one-month Veganuary challenge, 80% of those participants who were not vegan when they signed up have maintained a dramatic reduction in their animal product consumption:

  • 28% are eating a fully vegan diet
  • 37% are eating at least 75% less meat and other animal products than pre-Veganuary
  • 15% are eating at least 50% less meat and other animal products than pre-Veganuary
  • 86% of those who are not fully vegan said they’re very/extremely likely to try a vegan diet again in the future

Two-thirds of the Veganuary participants who have continued to eat a fully vegan diet for the past 6 months have experienced health improvements, including:

  • increased energy (58%)
  • improved mood (57%)
  • better skin (51%)
  • desired change body weight (46%)

The Official Veganuary 2022 Six-Month Survey Results can be viewed in more detail here.

Commenting on these results, Veganuary’s International Head of Communications, Toni Vernelli, said: “These results show that Veganuary is helping people make lasting diet changes that are good for the planet and their health!”

She added: “Cutting out meat and dairy is the best way to cut our carbon footprint. As an added bonus, two-thirds of participants who stick with a plant-based diet feel health benefits as well. There is simply no downside to signing up for Veganuary!”

*The survey was sent by Veganuary to 67% of the 629,351 people who signed-up during the 2022 campaign. 7,473 people responded.

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