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Meet Dr. Judy Brangman: The Plant-Based MD

Many thanks for this very informative interview to busy internal medicine doctor Judy Brangman, MD, who works as a hospitalist physician. If you have ever wondered about what kind of difference you could make in a career in medicine or other health professions, this...

Easy Plant-Based Snacks for Teens

This original guest blog was generously created for VeganTeen by Married to Health (see below)!As teens, there is so much going on physically, mentally, and emotionally; thinking about the quality of food is likely the very last thing to worry about! Going...

Meet Drake Hair, the 16-Year-Old Human and Animal Rights Champion

If you’re ever feeling nervous about taking a stand for others, know you’re never alone in putting yourself out there. Inspirational North Carolinian Drake Hair is only 16-years-old but already has a decade of experience as a human and animal rights champion. In this...

Yay for YEA Camp

Vegan and vegan-interested individuals often find it wildly difficult to find others who embrace, or even accept, the vegan lifestyle. Teenagers, who already normally struggle with social acceptance, feel this struggle the most. Many of us wonder, “Why...

Nutrition Advice from Vegan Registered Dietician, Karla Moreno-Bryce MDA RD

  Supplements, protein, and nutrients, oh my! There's tons of nutrition advice about vegan diets out there, but who can we really believe? Although anyone can call themselves a nutritionist or nutrition expert, registered dieticians and registered...

The Vegan Teen’s Guide to Summer Camps

Updated May 2018 Are you a vegan teen who's worried about what you could eat at summer camp? This vegan teen summer camp guide may surprise you! Vegan teens have two basic choices exist when it comes to summer camps: (1) See if you can obtain vegan food accommodations...

What Tofu Taught Me

By Mira Yang (age 16) This essay was first published in February 2018 in the Vegetarian Resource Group's (VRG) Vegetarian Journal, 2018, Issue 1. Information about the VRG Annual Essay Contest for Kids is available here.    As a Chinese-American whose culture is...

Isabelle: Vegan Even Since Before Birth

Thanks for this interview! Can you give us the basics about yourself and tell everyone how long you've been vegan? Hi! My name is Isabelle and I am 14 years old. I have been vegan my whole life! It's something I have always been and I could never not be! I have a...

My Parents “Forced” Veganism on Me

by Sarina Farb.* This guest blog originally appeared at JoAnnFarb.com and Eccorazzi.   Recently, an Italian bill proposed jail time for parents irresponsibly imposing a vegan diet on their children. It has created a lot of buzz and discussion over whether vegan...

Actress Yanellie Ireland on Growing Up Vegan

Actress Yanellie Ireland is living proof that 100% plant-based diets can fuel not only healthy young people, but also extraordinary ones! As of January 2018, Yanellie Ireland has 34 acting credits to her name (IMDb) despite only being 13 years old! She has been raised...

Coping with Non-Vegan Relatives During the Holidays

According to psychologist Melanie Joy, PhD, “Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals.” It’s basically the opposite of veganism. If you’re a vegan teen, you’re likely to be spending the holidays with many...

High School Plant-Based Creations Club

Katie Lynch-Dombroski is President of the Plant-Based Creations Club. She created this club at her high school in the Denver, Colorado metro area. When did you adopt a vegan lifestyle? What inspired you? I decided to be pescetarian when I ordered a vegetarian sub one...

Vegan Teen Activism = $cholarships: An Interview with Aaditi Tamhankar

Does a vegan teen activist scholarship exist? Yes! Just ask Aaditi Tamhankar, age 18, who is the sole recipient of the Vegetarian Resource Group's $10,000 scholarship for high school seniors this year. Aaditi will use her award towards attending the prestigious...

VeganTeen Takes Berlin

Visiting Our German Exchange Student Vegan Teen takes Berlin Summer 2017! How did I get so lucky? Agencies sometimes have difficulty placing vegan and vegetarian foreign exchange students, so our family volunteered to host one for the 2017-18 school year. Luckily, our...

Starting a High School Animal Rights Club

An Interview with Skyler, who formed and ran an animal rights group at her high school in Canada. What did you name your club? I called the club "Plant Powered." How did you start the club? I began the club by bringing the idea to a vegan teacher at my school, since I...

Easy Vegan Meals for Busy Teens

What do vegan teens eat? Here's some easy vegan meals for busy teens. Many think eating vegan must be very limited, super difficult or really expensive, but none of that's true. Here's some easy vegan meals for busy teens that show anyone how to get started on a vegan...

5 Crazy Questions People Ask Teen Vegans!

This post was written by Guest Blogger, Sabrina Zulman. Sabrina is 15 years old, vegan, lives in Australia and volunteers for Voiceless, the animal protection institute. It was first published at Franimals. So you’re a teen vegetarian or vegan? Chances are you get...

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