Teen FAQs

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Activism

  • How do I start a vegan/vegetarian club at my school?  Read »
  • Working for Vegetarian Food in Your High School Cafeteria  Read »
  • How do I deal with the frustrations of being an activist?  Read »
  • How can a vegetarian teen "survive" and promote vegetarianism in an agriculture high school or one where there are many students who raise animals? Read »
  • There is a small local restaurant that offers vegetarian options that no one knows about. What can I do to let people know?  Read »

Athletes

  • I would like some tips for vegan teen athletes. Read »
  • I'm a vegetarian athlete and I want to gain weight. How do I start?  Read »
  • Can I be a vegetarian and be on the cross-country team? My mom is afraid I won't get enough to eat.  Read »
  • Any suggestions for meals for vegan teen athletes?  Read »

Camps

  • Are there any camps that actually have good menu options for vegetarian and vegans?  Read »
  • I'm spending a month this summer working on a trail crew. I said I'd help plan meals. What are some cheap, easy vegan foods that work for camping?  Read »
  • I am a vegetarian thinking of joining 4-H. What are some ways that I can fit in?  Read »
  • I am thinking of joining 4-H. I am vegan. What kinds of activities could I do?  Read »

College

  • I'll be looking at colleges this spring. How do I find a veg-friendly college?  Read »
  • Vegan at College 101  Read »
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Living in Your Twenties  Read »
  • Implementing Vegan Options on College Campuses  Read »
  • What are Students Favorite On-Campus Vegan Dining Options?  Read »
  • Vegan Options at James Madison University  Read »

Eating Out

  • As a new vegan, I don't know if I can still eat out in Tex-Mex restaurants. What kinds of questions should I be asking to make sure there are no animal products in my food?  Read »

Food/Meal Plans

  • What is vegan food?  Read »
  • My mom says she doesn't mind me going veg but she doesn't have time to do any more cooking. I have no idea how to cook vegetarian. What can I do?  Read »
  • My family doesn’t have much money. I’d like to be vegan but I’ve heard it’s expensive to buy all the special food you need. Is this true? Read »
  • I want to have a party but I don't know what to do about food. What are some veg ideas?  Read »
  • I'm getting braces in a couple of weeks. My orthodontist gave me a booklet about what to eat when my mouth hurts and there's not much I can eat (I'm vegan). What do you suggest?  Read »
  • Guide to Milk Alternatives Read »

Forming Student Group

  • How do I start a vegan/vegetarian club at my school?  Read »

High School

  • What do home schoolers and vegetarians have in common?  Read »

Internships and Scholarships

Jobs/Careers

Lesson Plans and Presentations

Nutrition

  • I am 11 and I am a vegetarian. I've been one for over a year. I was wondering if it was safe for me to become a vegan because I'm still growing. Please help me.  Read »
  • Will being a vegetarian help me lose weight?  Read »
  • How can I make sure I'm getting enough protein?  Read »
  • I'm anemic. Is it because I'm vegetarian? What should I do?  Read »
  • I want to become a vegetarian but I hate most vegetables. Can I be a vegetarian without vegetables?  Read »
  • What are some ideas for healthy, low-cost meals?  Read »
  • What is a raw foods diet? Is this a good way to eat?  Read »
  • Guide to Milk Alternatives Read »
  • Dr. Reed Mangels discusses vegan adolescent nutrition on radio show Listen »
  • Do I need to take a daily multi-vitamin and mineral in order to be healthy? Read >> 

Responses To Often Heard Questions When You First Become Vegan Or Vegetarian

  • How Do You Respond To People Unfamiliar With Or Opposed To Your Dietary Lifestyle? Read »
  • Being vegetarian/vegan during holidays or family gatherings Read »

School Food

  • Working for Vegetarian Food in Your High School Cafeteria  Read »
  • My school cafeteria has veggie burgers but they're cooked on the same grill with hamburgers, which makes me not want to eat them. What can I do? Read »
  • What can I eat for lunch at school? I have to pack a lunch since the cafeteria doesn't have much in the way of veg options. Read »
  • How can a vegetarian teen "survive" and promote vegetarianism in an agriculture high school or one where there are many students who raise animals? Read »
  • How to Start a School or Community Garden. Read »

Social - Dealing with Family

  • I want to be vegetarian but I am afraid my parents will say "no." What can I do to help them see how important this is to me?  Read »
  • It is difficult for my family to understand my vegetarianism. What should I do if my parents are not in favor of my being a vegetarian?  Read »
  • Being vegetarian/vegan during holidays or family gatherings Read »

Social - Dealing with Friends and Others

  • Being Vegan and Vegetarian in High School  Read »
  • How do I tell people I'm vegetarian? For instance, someone asks me to eat dinner at their house. What do I say?  Read »
  • I'm going to a banquet for the soccer team and I'm the only vegetarian on the team. How do I let the caterer know that I'll need something different to eat?  Read »

Travel

  • I'm traveling to Washington DC with my class. I'm not sure how the food thing will work.  Read »
  • I'm going to be traveling to Japan with my family. What do I need to know about being vegetarian in Japan?  Read »
  • Can I participate in a foreign exchange program in Costa Rica as a vegetarian?  Read »

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