Re: Any teen here vegetarian or vegan?
Just wanted to post some support. I am not a teen anymore, but I am a vegan. I was a vegetarian for many years before I made the switch and did of lot of research about nutrition.
When I first told my parents, they said "well, at least you'll still eat fish"
"Well, not exactly, Dad." The first family dinner was Thanksgiving, and my mom handled it well, I made my tofurky with mushroom gravy and could eat almost anything else on the table (no butter on the veggies, and she used soy milk with the mashed potatoes - no one knew the difference!) Since then, even my dad and my boyfirend have gotten used to it. We joke around about it now, with none of the venom it used to have. I always ask if he wants to try my new tofu dish and he always ask if I want a chicken wing, but he never tries to put stuff in my food and knows that once a spoon has gone into his meat sauce, it can't go back in the veggie one!
Is there any particular question or issue you are dealing with that i could help?
There are so many veggie websites out there now, even some geared to teens with message boards like this one.
Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you out. If you don't have friends that are veggie I know it can be isolating. Some people think it is a phase or a fad, but if it's important to you, then it is not either of those things. Being a veggie is statement for the animals, the earth and humanity and I applaud you for it.