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TALK TO ME TUESDAYS- VEGAN TEENS

Posted May 10 2011 12:00am
Hey folks!

Welcome to another edition of Talk To Me Tuesday!  Today's burning question is: "My teenager wants to go vegan, do you know of any resources we can check out to help us both learn more about this lifestyle for young people? 

As I've been reading, it seems more and more young people are gaining more curiousity about living the veg lifestyle.  I know this can be a bit scary for a lot of non-veg parents out there with the concern about their growing children getting the proper nutrition they need on this type of diet.  I am not a doctor, but I will say there are plenty of people out there that have been vegan since birth and are thriving and living very healthy lives, so that shouldn't be an overwhelming concern.  However, it is of UTMOST importance that you both educate yourselves thorougly about plant based diets and how to get the best out of it for a young person that is still growing.  You want to be sure that you are both armed with the proper information and tools to make this type of transition a beneficial one (I think this advice goes for anyone). 

As for resources, I found a great article on vegnews.com about some teen vegans and within the article they provide some other great links to get even more information for you and your teen that will give you a good starting point.  You can check out the article by clicking here .  I hope this helps and I wish you both the best!  There is tons more information out there to help you further along, so be sure to do your research and take advantage.  Also remember that the recipes that I post here are yummy at any age so be sure to check back often and browse through the archives for some great meal ideas to get you going too!
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