The Vegetarian Resource Group has started a new Facebook group for families. We’d love to have you join! Here’s what it’s all about:
“My name is Samantha and I’m the Senior Editor of Vegetarian Journal, a publication of The Vegetarian Resource Group. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about vegan diets.
As a child, answering questions about my diet was easy. “Animals are my friends, I don’t want to eat them,” would usually suffice. As an adult, the questions grew more complex, but never more so than when I became pregnant. I was unprepared for the barrage of questions regarding protein, B12, calcium, and Vitamin D. Suddenly, everyone was a nutrition expert! I also faced questions such as, “Will you force your child to be vegan?” and “What will you do if your child wants to try meat?”
Luckily, I was armed with www.vrg.org, which provides a wealth of information about vegetarian and vegan nutrition, as do the books from The VRG Book Catalog. However, I was lacking a community of like-minded veg parents, and I know you’re out there!
Our new Parents and Kids Facebook Group is intended to be a group that offers support for families raising children on vegan diets and for vegan kids. I envision it as a place to get advice about a wide-variety of topics: pregnancy, birthday parties, school lunches, Halloween, non-leather apparel, cruelty-free products, and more. Please use it as a place to share your wisdom, seek advice, or just find a sympathetic ear. The goal is to offer support.
Consequently, any profane, defamatory, offensive, or violent language will be removed. Feel free to disagree, but do so respectfully. Hateful or discriminatory comments regarding race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or political beliefs will not be tolerated. We expect that posts should relate to vegan diets and lifestyles. The Vegetarian Resource Group reserves the right to monitor all content and ban any user who posts in violation of the above rules, any law or regulation, SPAM, or anything otherwise off topic.
We encourage you to share your advice, tips, tricks, photos, videos, and recipes. We can’t wait to get to you know you! Please share this information with any veggie families you know!”
The contents of these postings and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal nutrition or medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.