"Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence...."
—Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets
Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions from teenagers.
Read more here: Roper Poll of Eating Habits of Youths, ages 8 to 17
Our Guide to Fast Food might also be helpful.
The following list of veggie-friendly books was compiled by Dasha Bushmakin, Debra Wasserman, and Reed Mangels, PhD, RD with assistance from parents on The Vegetarian Resource Group's Parents Email list:
VRG has intern openings. The job depends on your background, major, and interests. Tasks may include research, writing, and/or community outreach.
Journalism, English, Nutrition, and Business majors can gain valuable experience. Activists can learn new skills and knowledge, and share your expertise. Positions are open throughout the year for all ages. VRG internships are unpaid.
If interested, please send a current resume, writing samples, and a cover letter including the following information:
Intern Positionor e-mail the above to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
The VRG now has a slide show for rent or sale called "Vegetarianism - A Lifestyle You Can Live With." Jim Dunn, one of our volunteers extraordinaire, created the slides and text. This presentation covers the many benefits of vegetarianism for health, the environment, and the animals. If you would like to give a talk about vegetarianism at your school, local library, or office, this slide show is a great way to introduce the topic. There are 34 slides and a ten-page speakers guide. The presentation is about an hour in length, but that depends upon the speaker and topics covered. The slide show is available for purchase for $15 plus shipping while supplies last. For more information, please contact us at (410) 366-8343 or via e-mail at email@example.com.