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2 questions for all my fellow teen veg*ns<br><br>
1. What do other kids (friends and not) think of you being veg*n?<br>
2. Do you bring your own lunch or pack it?<br><br>
1. They think I'm crazy for being vegan. They believe all the lies and everything like most of the world does, and they think I'm stuck up for trying to change them.<br>
2. When I was just vegetarian I never packed my lunch because there was always something I could get. Now that I am vegan though, it's a different story. When I am feeling motivated I pack a healthy lunch, but about 60 percent of the time my lunch usually consists of 2 bags of chips, and a banana.
 

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1. Most kids just think that it would be really hard to do and that I must only eat vegetables 24/7. I'm constantly asked what I actually eat, how I get protein, etc. Some people at extremes, however, think it's either a) really, really cool or b) extremely ridiculous and try to start a debate.<br>
2. I never bring my lunch. I'm too lazy, it takes up space in my bag, and yeah, I'm pretty much just too lazy. I usually buy something from this snack cart in the courtyard at school, which will be like a bagel with peanut butter, fruit, a granola bar, whatever. Sometimes I'll buy some plantain chips from a vending machine. Otherwise, I make up for my lack of a legitimate lunch when I get home, and on a daily basis I usually have some Greek yogurt and dried fruit when I get home from school. If my school lunch was really small that day, I may heat up a veggie burger or make a pb & banana sandwich.
 

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Well, I graduated last year, but:<br><br>
1. My friends were a mixed bunch, some of them thought it was cool, some thought it was dumb, but most were pretty neutral about it. I did a lot of presentations on it in my classes, so pretty much my whole school knew that I was vegan. I got a lot of dumb questions from them and sometimes the occasional belligerent jerk would have something rude to say about it, but overall they were pretty indifferent, although I did convince a few classmates to change their eating habits a bit after grossing them out enough with my presentations. =D<br><br>
2. I had always packed my lunch, so this was nothing knew. Although, since I was getting some flack from my friends about my new lifestyle, I started bringing things like tofu scrambles and whatnot, just so that they could try it and see that I was healthy and that I wasn't eating gross, disgusting, bland food.<br><br>
It's definitely not the easiest thing to do in high school, but it's not something that ruins your life. =]
 

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1. When i first went vegan, i was the only kid at my school who was vegan, so i got all the stupid comments associated with veganism. But now my friends have totally accepted it, and two other girls I know are vegan too! So to anyone who thinks that support will never come, don't give up! It took nearly two years for me & my family/friends/etc. to be totally comfortable with it.<br><br>
2. I do pack my lunch every day. My caf doesn't cater to vegans (other than oatmeal or fruit) so I try my best to bring exciting lunches that everyone will be jealous of. :p<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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1. I still get teased every day for being vegetarian. It's much more casual than it sounds, and I usually retaliate with my own light hearted comment so it never escalates. :)<br>
2. I buy lunch, we have some good vegetarian options here.
 

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I go to school in a small town, so there's only a couple other vegetarians. Most people just don't bother me about it.<br>
I usually just bring my own lunch to school, the cafeteria food doesn't look all that special anyways.
 

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1. I don't think anyone cared that I was a vegetarian.<br>
2. I always brought a lunch since day one of 1st grade. Minus the few times there was a hot lunch that I participated in.<br><br>
I stopped going to school completely in 2007, so I've never technically went to high school. If I did there might have been more "excitement" about my vegetarianism (and then veganism in 2009). Good or bad, I don't know, but I also don't care.
 

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<i>1. What do other kids (friends and not) think of you being veg*n?</i><br><br>
Most of my friends and piers usually don't concern themselves with it. The school I go to is pretty chill in terms of lacking any type of overly authoritative "bullies" so to speak, and for the most part people are mature and surprisingly open minded.<br><br>
There's only one person who I can think of who does get annoying. He's probably doesn't realize how obnoxious he can get sometimes, but its meh....<br><br>
Usually, he asks questions that are really just an attempt to get attention, like "If you were on a Desert Island, would you kill a pig to eat it?" (which is one question I particularly hate, since it never gets anywhere in the way of discussing the implications of being a vegan today).<br><br><br><br><i>2. Do you bring your own lunch or pack it?</i><br><br>
I bring my own lunch. The school lunches are almost exclusively omnivorian, either pizza or burgers or schwarma, or anything else you can think of. With the exception of Salad sides or French Fries, it's almost all exclusively omnivorian.
 

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1. What do other kids (friends and not) think of you being veg*n?<br>
2. Do you bring your own lunch or pack it?<br><br>
1. It's become a big part of how people see me, like they'll be introducting me to someone and they'll say "This is Hannah, she's my little vegan friend."<br>
For me being vegan just kind of comes naturally... I don't fuss about it, I just grab an apple instead of steak... it's easy and I think it's healthy, so I do it. My friends think it's a big, hard dicision I made one day or something. They ask me how I can resist bacon for so long. I even have pet names like Tofu Princess and lil' veggie burger... It's funny, my friends see it as a cute quirk I have. I don't mind.<br>
2. I pack a small lunch. Usually an apple and trail mix, sometimes a vegatable and little candy, too. Most of my friends at don't eat at school at all. It's made me wonder how they're all so much bigger than me. I assume they must pig out when they get home. I feel so odd when I'm eating and no one else is. It makes me feel like a beast.. haha. By the time I get home I'm really hungry so I have cereal (with soy milk) or something else quick like that. It makes up for the small lunch and saves some embarassment.<br><br>
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1.) They all thought I was on a diet and never really said much about it.<br><br>
2.) At my school, everyone gets the same thing, and you're viewed as a weirdo if you bring your lunch, so I just usually pick out the meat, or not eat the entree at all, and then make up for lost nutrients at home.
 

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1. There was always the age-old question: "What <i>do</i> you eat?" I did try getting people to see it my way and see what the point is in not eating meat but got accused of being preachy so, my last two years in high school, I just kept my mouth shut.<br><br>
2. I always packed my lunch. It varied, but more than often it was pasta. That was because pasta was warm, tasty, and cheap.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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So when I, or someone else, mentions that I am vegetarian, I typically get one of two responses. The person already knows, and has found out some great time earlier and so has just accepted that I am, or the person is shocked. Really, I don't socialize much at school, and when I do, it's hardly about my diet (unless it needs to be, in which case people usually say 'Oh'). There's only one kid who bothers me about being vegetarian. I live in Wyoming, and hunting is this big thing here, so I'd probably have a lot more issues if I publicized it. I did inspire a few people to go veggie, though, and that was kind of cool. I've also met a few others.<br><br>
And no, I don't pack lunch. There are literally no vegetarian options in my cafeteria. I petitioned for some, but my principal wrote me off rather quickly and then my schoolwork took precedence....We have a school store, though, that's open during my lunch. So I usually get something there (they have mac n cheese and cheese pizza), or sometimes I go out to lunch.
 

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1. What do other kids (friends and not) think of you being veg*n?<br>
2. Do you bring your own lunch or pack it?<br><br>
1. One of my supposed "closest" friends called me an idiot when I first told him I didn't want to go to Burger King with him because I'd turned vegetarian, then he brought up the worst omnivore arguments like "our canines are for eating meat! *takes a bite of his chicken leg* see! I used my canines to do that!" and I'm just like "dude... no, you didn't actually". Another guy I hang around with in our little friendship group is a Hindu and vegetarian because of it, but he doesn't <i>really</i> care about it, I can tell. He said "being vegan is stupid, just be vegetarian" and tried telling me how cows need milking and all this crap. I honestly never thought I'd hear a vegetarian calling veganism stupid. Other friends don't really care, there's only one other vegetarian in the little friend commune thing we have. This one idiot I can't stand being around now said "what has she done to you -_-" to me on facebook when he found out I'd gone veggie which is the kind of thing that annoys me.<br><br>
2. It was extremely hard trying to find vegan food at lunch time when I tried going vegan, so I just eased off a bit and went back to vegetarian. When I go back to school after summer though I'm gonna have to take my own stuff in with me to eat because the only thing vegan to eat where I live is chips/fries or fruit which isn't really much of a lunch, or at least not every day.
 

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I never used to feel bad on being a veggie. Do you all know that we are having lots of benefits as compared to non-vegetarian people? I used to argue with non veggies. It had been proven that vegetarians have much faster metabolisms than meat eaters. In the inevitable slowing of the metabolism with age that results in weight gain, vegetarians have a big advantage. And also eating meat and all increases the risk of becoming overweight and developing serious health problems that are related to weight issues (like diabetes, heart disease, and strokes). There are other benefits also mentioned in the below sites. Please have a look. <a href="http://brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/nutrition_&_eating_concerns/being_a_vegetarian.php" target="_blank">http://brown.edu/Student_Services/He...vegetarian.php</a> hope now you all will also feel proud to be a vegetarian.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm in college but...<br>
1) People think it's legit, really cool, etc. and don't give me a hard time.<br>
2) I don't have a meal plan, so I do all my own cooking. I do bring parts of my lunch to class every day (i.e. I'll pack a PB&J to nibble on) and/or buy parts of it in the a la carte section of our dining hall. Sometimes I'll dine with friends in the dining hall and have a "regular" meal there (pretty easy to get pasta and veggie pizza), but it depends.
 

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1. What do other kids (friends and not) think of you being veg*n?<br>
2. Do you bring your own lunch or pack it?<br><br>
1. Most of my friends think it's great and don't bother me about it. Our school is extremely open-minded and people just stick to their own business.<br><br>
2. No, because we have a free warm lunch every day, and there's a vegetarian alternative open to everyone. The food tastes bad is nutritionally garbage, but I used to eat it everyday because it's a free meal. But now that we're renovating our school cafeteria, we would have to travel about 20 minutes to where our school lunches are arranged, so I've decided to start packing my own meals instead.
 

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1. What do other kids (friends and not) think of you being veg*n?<br>
Most of my friends that I went to high school with never said anything because they were used to it. Some of my other friends say "oh that's right, you don't eat normal food."<br>
2. Do you bring your own lunch or pack it?<br>
That's a poorly worded question. I pack my lunch in my backpack and then I bring it to school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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1.) some think I'm insane. Some find it cool. But most people co stay ask "hy do you eat."<br>
I got annoyed with that replied "food" and gave a giant list of a buch kf foods I like.(on papaer.)<br><br>
2.) I try to pack it but sometimes I run out kf time.
 

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<p>1. I live in a small town in Texas where fishing, hunting, and showing livestock is part of the culture. Me being vegan "infringes" on that culture and I get A LOT of rudeness from it. If I stand up for my beliefs or voice an opinion, I'm automatically ganged up on and demonized for trying to "convert" them. I've been told I have no morals. There's a teacher that deliberately institutes class discussions, which are more like "lets-attack-hayley" rallies. And then there are friends who admire me for it, some say I inspire them to go vegan or vegetarian, but say it'd be really hard or "impossible" for them to do.</p>
<p>2. I pack my own lunch. I'm fairly certain nothing in any of the lunch lines is vegan-friendly. </p>
 
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