Vegan Deli

Vegan Deli  by Jo Stepaniak

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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

Raising Vegetarian Children

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On Getting Older

When I was in my teens and twenties I went through lots of fads and evolutions of self-identity. One year I was a motorcycle punk, one year I was a yuppie, one year I was a responsible home owner. You get the idea. It's all a normal part of growing up. Now that I am approaching forty, I find that other people going through their own evolutions of self-identity are also reaching out for philosophies and examples of lifestyles that fit the idealism from which most younger people draw energy.

At some point as we grow up most adults seem to lose that idealism, but for some odd reason I clung to it. Being vegan is a part of that. Being vegan makes me feel like I can help make a positive change the world. When I was younger, I admired that sort of idealistic vision in (it hurts to say this) an older person and often emulated it. This is one of the very positive things about getting older: providing a philosophy and example of a lifestyle. Show a positive strength of conviction and people will often admire you for it.

Nobody has ever said "I want to emulate your vegan lifestyle," but a lot of people ask questions, and that's the start of the snowball effect. Be prepared with your own convincing answers to people's "FAQs." Keep some leaflets in your car or desk, and have a few URLs handy so that people can do research in their own time. Every time someone becomes vegan, or even just tries it, knowledge and awareness are raised of the issues that we find important. And most significantly, animal lives are being saved.

Rob B.
Arizona

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