Teen FAQs

How Do You Respond To People Unfamiliar With Or Opposed To Your Dietary Lifestyle?

Vegans and Vegetarians may find themselves in discussions with people unfamiliar with or opposed to their dietary lifestyles. Remain factual and avoid being confrontational. Listen to others as much as you talk. Remember that the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle is inherently peaceful. We want to encourage people to make dietary changes; we don’t want to drive them off with rude responses. We can educate others by example. When individuals are ready, you can direct people to our website www.vrg.org or other websites to learn more about veganism/vegetarianism.

by Jeanne Yacoubou, MS
VRG Research Director