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My sister's boyfriend is a vegetarian....he has introduced our family to many delicious foods. Is there anywhere in South Jersey that I can get freshly juiced wheat grass that you know of? Please send me info: D. Olson Mt. Laurel NJ.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Dear Ms. Olson,
There is a juice bar in the Crispin Square shopping center at Church St and Church Rd. They have fresh organic juices and are going to have Wheat Grass soon. Their name is Tech Nutrition. (856) 810-8850. Keep me posted of your findings.

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Besides supporting an organization that is educationg the public on the benefits of a vegetarian diet, you receive - 4 newsletters per year, free bumper sticker, dining guide, 2 complimentary booklets and recipes, discounts at many†† local restaurants and society sponsored activities, 50% off to The Vegetarian Resource group, plus mailings throughout the year to keep you up to date on our activities.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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Iím currently on a diet called the 40-30-30. In it it says for my weight(195) and my activity level (about 6 hours a week aerobic and 2 hours weight lifting) that I should be eating 130 grams of protein. Does this seem like too much. Iím not really trying to lift weights to get huge, just to burn fat. Could you tell me what you think, or give me a few links of websites to help me out? I thank you very much for taking the time to read this.††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††Ryan

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You might want to read the Vegetarian Resource Groups sports nutrition guidelines for vegetarian athletes. It explains about dietary needs and has a meal plan. It is online at: You might also find this excerpt from an interview with Jane Black, a champion vegan bodybuilder, interesting: Many athletes are concerned about adequate protein intake. Explaining her experiences, Jane says, "According to various elite weightlifting coaches, protein requirement for a highly competitive weightlifter is 2 to 2 1/2 grams per kilo of bodyweight. If I adhered to that, I would be eating about 150 or so grams of protein, which I feel is ridiculous. I eat probably about 60-75. I have never had a problem building strength. The variables for strength building vary greatly for individuals, - genetics, general state of health, and training program. All of these factors and more must be
monitored ongoing if a person wants to take on a sport, or build strength or explosive power, which Olympic lifting is all about. I fully believe that a person can be incredibly strong as a vegan. If you are going for a bodybuilder 'look,' i.e. extreme hypertrophy, low body fat, a vegan diet will have its drawbacks, but then I would challenge you to ask yourself why that is important to you. Most of the
pictures of contest ready bodybuilders on popular magazines [used] a ton of unnatural and pathological dietary practices to achieve that look."

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I am a stay at home mom. I am raising my child vegetarian and would like to meet other mothers around the central NJ area that have kids my daughters age (around 1 year old). Do you know of any place that I could go to where I could find this. I think its important that my daughter have friends with the same values. Any info is appreciated.

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You could contact your local LeLeche League and see if they know of any, groups with your interests. Many LLL members tend to form groups as their babies get older. Breast feeding moms aren't always vegetarian. However, many are and tend to move in that direction when theydiscover how much healthier it is for their children. Regular LLL meetings have a series of topics that they† follow. One is on nutrition. Would be a great one to attend. Let me know how you make out.

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