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This is a place to post recipes and tips for those of us living in dorms and appartments- living the raw vegan life at a younger age than many. Any money-saving ideas, stuggles, and other new topics are welcome. Please take this page and run with it! Make friends, find other poeple at your school, etc. Health and hapiness! xoxo

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Spread the word! Talk to your campus dining hall about offering fruit options. Start a club or a website. Remember that we are ahead of our time and people will follow.

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HELP ME

Started by Naomi. Last reply by Jennifer Liepin Feb 3. 2 Replies

Im a college student from Long Island ny and im broke. where can i buy cheap raw till 4 stuff?Continue

Tags: long, island, ny, newfruitbat, help

How to fit meals inbetween packed class sched?

Started by living_plantbased. Last reply by Jennifer Liepin Feb 3. 13 Replies

I am starting my freshman year in college and need advice on how to fit in the fruits! Fruits are heavy and I am commuting from my home (2 hour train ride). It was easy in highschool because it was…Continue

NYC Vegan Meetup TONIGHT

Started by Soraya Beheshti. Last reply by Jennifer Liepin Feb 3. 1 Reply

Hey all! Ive organized a vegan meetup tonight at Teany (90 Rivington street) at 06:30 - my last hooplah before I leave the US!I hope you can all make it! Invite all vegans/vegetarians and even just…Continue

Tags: nycvegans, nyvegans, meetup, fruitluck, newyorkvegans

Super Limited Budget

Started by Blue Hughes. Last reply by Paula Las Oct 21, 2014. 4 Replies

Okay, so I'm in college, living off campus, and I have a very tight budget. Maybe around $120 a month for food and things like TP, Shampoo, Dish soap, etc. I try to manage my budget as much as I can…Continue

Tags: carbs, cooked, food, budget, college

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Comment by Thomas on April 4, 2012 at 10:23pm

think I am taking welding, thank you for making this group! very inspirational.

Comment by Rachel Fleming on April 4, 2012 at 11:07am

Agnes,

I had a friend who wrote to her institution and asked to not have to pay for the meal plan because of 'dietary needs' and they did not require her to pay for it. Maybe next time, you can write a letter to whomever about your dietary needs (maybe you can get an MD to support your cause and give you an excuse) and see if you can get out of paying for that. It is cheaper to pay for your own food anyway. :)

Comment by Agnes on April 4, 2012 at 10:18am

Hey everyone! I am so excited to see that I am not the only one in this age group trying to be a LFRV ! It can be difficult in this day and age especially with social gatherings, if you know what i mean ! In my case, there's not much fruit at the dining hall at my college. It stinks that I have to pay for all the other "junk" food when I don't eat it and they barely provide what I do eat. Anyways, it's so great that I finally found a community of like minded people ! I'm excited and this is very encouraging for me to keep up the lifestyle seeing that I'm not alone ! =)

Comment by Eli on April 4, 2012 at 6:30am

Nice to see you on here as well Aly! :)

Comment by Aly A on April 4, 2012 at 4:27am

Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself :) My name is Aly and I go to George Washington Univ. in Washington, DC. Nice to know there are other students living raw while going to school, definitely encouraging! :)

Comment by Eli on April 3, 2012 at 5:56am

Yes, I bow down to buffet cafeterias... may as well put my chair next to the serving tables, lol!

Comment by MerryEllen Ackema on April 2, 2012 at 7:57am

gahhhh! im so excited i found this page. :)

marlene, i normally just bring food with me everywhere and much all the time whether it be 10 oranges or a stalk or celery. my friends think its funny and call me a rabbit, and its fun to joke and play, but as they notice my slim figure, and endless energy, they begin to make changes in their own lives.

Comment by Hannah Amanda on April 1, 2012 at 10:40am

Oh my cafeteria was a buffet.  I usually took a couple apples for a snack each time I went though. I had a meal plan so I was able to eat there whenever I wanted.

Also right now at my new school I do not have a locker, but if you are commuting you could always leave some food in your car and grab it for lunch.

Comment by Marlene on April 1, 2012 at 6:11am

hi hannah! thanks for your reply. a couple of apples is hardly enough, i mean 10-20 ripe bananas which i've never seen cheap at the cafeteria. how about the other folks? do you store bananas in your school locker? some other cool ideas maybe? xx

Comment by Hannah Amanda on April 1, 2012 at 2:04am

Hi Marlene! Hmm well if there is no 801010 then I'd definitely bring food. I am commuting for the first time this semester and I usually bring oranges or apples to class and sometimes bananas. I've never had anyone say I am rude for not eating their food before at a party. Most people my age are really curious when I tell them I am vegan. But if you don't want to be the only one not eating at a party and you are not sure if they'll have something you can eat I'd probably bring a couple pieces of fruit in a purse or something like that. Also, if your school has a cafeteria there will probably be a salad and fruit bar. I know my previous university always had a great amount of fresh fruits and veggies.

 

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