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#1 Old 04-17-2013, 03:52 PM
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USVegWeek kicks off on Earth Day (4/22) and this year you can help by asking your friends and family to consider taking the 7-Day VegPledge.

 

 

 

There are 52 weeks in a year, and all the 7-day VegPledge is asking of folks is that they try to make one of those weeks meat-free. Your friends and family can sign up here.

 

Once people sign up they'll get daily emails from April 22-28 that include favorite veggie recipes and tips. Folks may also sign up for a FREE US VegWeek Pack with recipes and information on new foods to try. If you know people who are already vegetarian then they can pledge to go vegan for a week. 

 

This is a good starter pledge for people who are considering going veg, so promote the week's event on your social media pages too. 


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#2 Old 04-24-2013, 04:40 PM
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Jennifer -

 

Excellent idea.  notworthy.gif 

 

Thanks for the heads up!!!! 

 

Half of my extended family are vegetarians, and the other half.....well, not so much.  They eat a lot of meat & processed food, and their kids are going to be diabetic.  Last summer, they came over & I cut up a juicy, cold watermelon.  One of the kids said "What's that?" (Really?)  I said it was a watermelon, and gave him a small piece.  He immediately spit it out & asked his Dad if he could have a Twinkie instead. The Dad is 40 and on several meds.

 

They "acknowledge" my veggie ways, but probably think I'm in some sort of cult.  I wish they would sign up for your challenge. In fact, I'm going to call them with the challenge & see what happens.  One can always hope!!!
 


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#3 Old 04-24-2013, 04:55 PM
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Jennifer -

 

 Last summer, they came over & I cut up a juicy, cold watermelon.  One of the kids said "What's that?" (Really?)  I said it was a watermelon, and gave him a small piece.  He immediately spit it out & asked his Dad if he could have a Twinkie instead. 

 

 

Wow. That, hands down, has to be one of the most depressing things I've ever heard someone say out loud with regard to kid diets. 

 

Watermelon! Seriously. We're obsessed at my house. I wish more of my family would take this challenge though. They're all sooooooooo into meat. 


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#4 Old 04-24-2013, 05:24 PM
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Jennifer -

 

GOOD NEWS!!!  dancingbanana.gif

 

I called them and they said they'd try to eat veggie for the remainder of the week.  Also, they would watch FORKS OVER KNIVES and VEGUCATED.  They said they "just bought a grill", so they can't be vegetarians long term (really?)......but who knows.

 

Thank You for bringing this to our attention!!!  sunny.gif
 


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^ Makes sense, I mean...we all know that if you grill veggies or anything non-meat, YOU WILL DIE! laugh.gif

 

This sounds great, I wish I'd seen it sooner! I hope the event gets some more people hot on veggie-ism! :)

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It seems like the whole Veggie Experience turned out to be a single meal of........bean burritos. I wasn't too optimistic, but hey - one veg meal is better than none!! OTOH, my son in law has converted to vegetarianism!! I did it, then my wife, then I gave my daughter THE CHINA STUDY to read, and she was next. Now my son in law. I really never said anything to anybody......I just stopped eating meat. I think my wife was convinced when my cholesterol went from 215 to 178. Plus, we watched a bunch of videos. Change CAN happen!!!
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Even if they go a couple of nights a week without, it's a great start! I can't believe that poor child didn't know what a watermelon was! Then to spit it out and ask for a Twinkie. SMH... Here in the South, watermelon is a staple!
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