Ahhh, I get it now. Well I threw an explanation out there for everyone who doesn't know.
That is very, very sad for the girls that their parents are nearly indifferent to their wellbeing. Is the family wealthy enough to look into a nutritionist or a special needs caterer to cook for the family? I do special needs catering sometimes- I will cook a week's worth of lunchs for someone who is diabetic or vegetarian or something, freeze or refridgerate them in Gladware and deliver them to the person's home. I don't do it professionally, just for friends, but I know there are people who do. Maybe they could look into this?
Honestly, I would consider calling Child Protective Services if the situation is bad enough. Obviously I don't know these people and I'd feel differently about it if they were my friends, but this is just an outsider's perspective. If the parents follow their dietary needs, they just don't try to make their meals interesting, that's neglectful but not illegal. However, if the parents are neglecting their needs consistently...well, the little girls' health could be put in serious danger and that IS illegal.
Well, I'm a little late to this post but thanks to Eli and Kev'sKel, I am truely lacto-ovo. I really thought that I would be "missing" meat, but so far...nothing. I feel very fufilled and I am really liking trying all the new products. I actually had some of the Morning Star Veggie Sasuage for dinner last night and it was really good.
I decided to go veggie because I had, in the past, given up red meat and felt really good, so I figured I'd take it one step further. My DH is still a meat eater. He is very much a meat a potatos guy and that's OK with me. I am doing this for myself and I will still cook for him like I always did.
Well, it has only been a few days for me but I am feeling GREAT and I'm happy with my choice.
Congrats jasonsgirl!! It'll only get easier and better, especially once you try new foods and get some favorite recipes! In the beginning, I never thought I could do it. Now, I can't IMAGINE ever going back!
I am SUPER excited about it!! I am even finding that my exercise habbits are changing. I seem to be working out harder then normal. I don't know if it's becasue I don't feel so slugish or if I am wanting to be healthier. Whatever it is...I LOVE IT!!
Eli, can you send me an e-mail at bernadet@ ptd.com and I can explain to you more about the kids?
For everybody else, no they are not in an abusive situation as far as food goes, they do eat, just not right or enough as far as I can see ( and a couple of their parents friends). I just want to see them grow up to be whatever they want to be.
As for the original topic, tommorrow will be a week without meat. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I do know FH isn't happy about it.
Yeah I'll email you but I can't promise it'll be any time soon. My wedding is in 9 days.
I hope I didn't offend you or seem like I was suggesting they were being abused. I don't know anything about their situation besides the few small things you told me, so I'm in no position to judge. I was just discussing different concepts.