Welcome to VeggieBoards! We're glad you found us and we're so happy to hear that you're interested in a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.
If you're a teen who is 13 years of age or older, you can register for a free VeggieBoards account. Once you register please read Information for New VeggieBoards Members and then you may want to visit the following forum areas...
If you ever have a question, please contact a VeggieBoards moderator.
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Unfortunately - our site is not for people under the age of 13
If you are under the age of 13, meaning 12 years or younger, you may not register at VeggieBoards.
No one under age 13 is allowed to register here at VeggieBoards because The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) restricts use of sites like VeggieBoards to all youth under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age you may not provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas. If you are under the age of 13 and you do register here at VeggieBoards, it will result in an immediate ban.
We are still so happy to hear you are going veg!
That said, if you're under 13 and are interested in going vegetarian or vegan that's awesome! This is a great choice that can benefit your life, animal welfare and the planet. We highly suggest you speak with your parents about your wishes. You may encourage your parents to join VeggieBoards so that they can learn about how they can best support your vegetarian or vegan goals.
We're truly sorry that VeggieBoards is not the best site for you (yet). We hope you stick with your veggie goals and come back and tell us all about it in our teen forum once you're old enough to register here.
If you're too young to become a VeggieBoards member, below are some excellent resources you can check out.
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PETA Kids offers more vegetarian and vegan youth resources than anyone else. At PETA Kids you can do the following...
- Learn how to help save animals.
- Take the 30 day vegan pledge.
- Participate in contests.
- Get a FREE Kids' Guide to Helping Animals magazine.
- And much, much more.
Young Veggie is the perfect place to be if you’re looking for information about being or becoming a young veggie. This great site offers nutritional information, tips on how to talk to your parents about going veggie, recipes, a veggie-chat forum and other fun stuff.
Grab a My Vegan Plate poster (pdf) that can help you plan a healthy vegan diet.
Get suggestions about how to be a healthy vegan teen athlete.
Articles you can read here at VeggieBoards
While you cannot register for an account, you may read some helpful articles, including:
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How to talk to your parents
If you want to become a vegetarian or vegan and you aren't sure where to start or if your parents don't think it's a good idea, here are some resources that can help.
- Talking to Your Parents About Going Vegan
- I want to be vegetarian but I am afraid my parents will say "no." What can I do to help them see how important this is to me? See answer.
- How to talk to your parents about going vegetarian.
What you can do at school
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Recipes just for you
- Veg Kitchen has a huge page of recipes for dinner, snacks and school lunches that are simple to follow and perfect for young vegetarians.
- The Vegan Stoner (no it's not about drugs) offers awesome hand drawn vegan recipes that are hyper easy to make.
- Post Punk Kitchen - vegan cooking with attitude.
- We have a ton of recipes you can browse here at VeggieBoards.
Helpful books you may like
Books are an excellent way to learn more about going vegetarian or vegan and you can find most of them at your local library for free.
- Vegetarian Kids' Cookbook: Fresh, fun food show in 350 step-by-step photographs
- Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager
- The Vegetarian Family Cookbook
- Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes Kitchen-Tested by Kids for Kids
- The Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook
- A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
- Vegetables Rock!: A Complete Guide for Teenage Vegetarians
- The Vegan Athlete: Maximizing Your Health and Fitness While Maintaining a Compassionate Lifestyle
- Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World (not written for youth, but an easy read with lots of helpful vegan info)
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Movies to watch
If you've got Netflix, look for Vegucated and watch it with your family. Other decent movies to watch include...
IMPORTANT: Most of these movies above contain graphic images of animal cruelty. Not only should you talk to your parents about them before watching, but you should know your own limits when deciding if you should, or should not watch them.