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Q: My son is a sophomore in college and recently went vegan. He lives in a single dorm with a compact fridge and a microwave, eating most of his meals at the dining hall. Do you have any advice for college students switching over to a vegan diet?  Especially when they don't have a kitchen.

There are a lot of simple, easy meals like bean burritos, beans and rice with salsa, cereal with soy or ...

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Q: I'd like to ask your opinion about wood/bamboo cutting boards. I'm thinking about getting one, but on the package they usually say you have to handle the raw cutting board with some special oil before you start to use it, so the board gets protected and will last longer. Is it OK to use some oil on the cutting board or will this oil end up in my food later?

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Q: My kids and teens are refusing to eat the vegan meals I make — help!

A: Kids, teens, and pre-teens can be difficult with food overall — no matter what you're serving up. I find it helps to give them a choice, say a black bean burger or lentil tacos, vegetable soup or a burrito. Also, if they are old enough, talk to them about all the consequences of meat — the brutal death, the illness, the ...

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I saw a ridiculous commercial on TV recently. It was a mimic game show and the point of the commercial was that soy milk and other non-dairy alternatives have a couple of ingredients, while dairy milk only has 1, so you should pick dairy because it's simple and has less ingredients. ::eyes roll::

I took the commercial as a sign that the harms of dairy are getting out there and the dairy industry is getting nervous. I'm sure ...

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Q: Does a plant-based diet help with MS?
A: Current research suggest that it does. For more information, please see Dr. McDougall's website re: MS. (Dr. McDougall is currently researching the connection between diet and MS and the benefits of a plant-based diet on MS). Dr. Gregor also has a video.

Q: Any suggestions for kid meals?
A: The tricky part with kids is they are all different. Anyone who guarantees a recipe is kid-approved ...

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