Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Veggies in the morning, Part 2

Did anyone catch the segment on teen vegetarians today on Good Morning America? If not you can read about it here. I didn’t see it, but from the transcript, it seems disappointing - focusing heavily on tired old issue - or non-issue - of getting enough protein.

Once more, with feeling:

As the Vegetarian Resource Group article on “Vegetarian Nutrition for TeenAgers” states: "North American vegetarian teens eating varied diets rarely have any difficulty getting enough protein as long as their diet contains enough energy (calories) to support growth."

Readers, do you still get the "Where do you get your protein?" question? If so, how do you deal with it?

3 Comments:

At 8/30/2007 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a teen vegetarian and my mom told me about this and it is the same tired old news... ok, we know already!!! jeez!

 
At 8/31/2007 8:39 PM, Blogger Nadia A. said...

yes, I'm also getting tired of the "protein/calcium" issue that people use, (I think it is to sometimes make themselves feel better for not being as ethically strong as us vegetarians/vegans! :)

 
At 9/05/2007 11:26 AM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Thanks for your comments! It is rather disheartening that people talk about vegetarianism in the same old terms and can't think of new issues or ideas.

 

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