Vegetarian Kids, Teens, and Family

"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


Teen FAQs

    Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions from teenagers.

Nutrition Information

Also see Raising a Vegetarian Family, which contains materials from our Vegetarian Journal series Family Matters


VRG's Annual Essay Contest

How many kids are vegetarian?

Read more here: Eating Habits of Youth, ages 8 to 18


You can access our recipe sections at, and

VRG also publishes several cookbooks with quick and easy recipes. These including Simply Vegan, Conveniently Vegan, and Meatless Meals for Working People.

Our Guide to Fast Food might also be helpful.

Educational Materials and Lesson Plans

These materials are available. Send your mailing address and request to The VRG, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.

These materials are available as a free download from our site. (Paper copies may also be available; please contact us for more information.)

Books for Young Vegetarians

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:

Young People's Books with Vegetarian or Animal Rights Themes (PDF)


Become a VRG Intern

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:

  1. Why you want to intern for The Vegetarian Resource Group.
  2. The type of experience that would interest you.
  3. Your qualifications.


Intern Position
The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
or e-mail the above to

Vegetarian Merchandise

We have a few bumper stickers, buttons.

Vegan Nutrition