my son is wanting to be a vegetarian!?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by ducksarecool12, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Songster

    Jul 27, 2010
    Well, my son loves animals and hates eating meat but eats it every day. He is almost 14. Is this a good idea and what does he need to eat to get the stuff you get from the meat he does not eat fish so what do i feed him!? THANKS!

  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    He'll need to increase his protein by other means, like maybe peanut butter.
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    A week of beans and he will be back on the meat. [​IMG]
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    From my perspective......

    I congratulate him on making choices. (Not one I would make)

    I suggest since he is choosing what not to include in his diet, that he also choose what he needs to add to stay healthy. I would make him do the research and tell you what he needs.

    Good luck

  5. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    Quote:thats a great idea! Kudos to him and i think having him research the types of food his body will need is a great way for him to learn about the choices he is making.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    If hes almost 14..i'd say that HE needs to do some research first...
    Have HIM do an in-depth report about eating vegetarian...WHAT he needs to eat to remain healthy.. what health risks are involved.. etc... etc...
    THEN if he can do all that...and still wants to be vegetarian, i'd do whatever you need to do to make sure hes able to remain HEALTHY while doing it...
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  7. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Songster

    Jul 27, 2010
    Thanks for all the replies so fast! And i will definitely make him do his research!

  8. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion 8 Years

    May 15, 2010
    Since he is in a prime growing time for boys, I'd consult a dr and discuss it with them. I'm sure it can be done but maybe he can give you some pointers
  9. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    Quote:Tell your Son what my Father told me:

    "When your Mother puts food on the table, YOU eat it."

    That seemed to work fairly well at the house I grew up in.

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]

  10. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Songster

    Jan 11, 2011
    Colorado Plains
    My 14 year old rarely eats meat (because he doesn't like most of it), and has lots of food allergies. Here's his sources of protein:

    -walnuts, almonds, pecans
    -sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
    -eggs (of course)
    -rice cheese
    -goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese
    -lentils, split peas, beans

    Sometimes: bacon (when I can afford it)
    Rarely: chicken, turkey, gluten-free fish sticks
    Never: beef

    My son does take a capsule of fish oil each night, plus a multi-vitamin. Offer a variety of sources of protein, and he'll be fine. Americans eat too much meat and protein anyway.

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