CRVN is a supportive community that is welcoming to all: vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores! We frequently are asked questions about going vegan and veganism. While many of our members, volunteers, and staff are knowledgeable, we prefer to share information and then support one another on our individual journeys. Below we’ve aggregated some helpful answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
WHAT DOES VEGAN MEAN?
VEGAN refers to the practice of abstaining the use of animal products and by-products in diet and lifestyle.
Learn more about the different definitions of vegan and veganism in this Wikipedia article.
WILL I GET ENOUGH PROTEIN?
Learn more in this helpful fact-based article from The Game Changers, a documentary about plant-based eating on Netflix.
IS A PLANT-BASED DIET MORE EXPENSIVE?
Learn more in this 2015 study on Economical Healthy Diets.
IS A PLANT-BASED DIET HEALTHY?
Learn more in this JAMA Internal Medicine study on vegetarians living longer than meat-eaters. For more resources to ensure you meet your nutrition requirements on a plant-based diet, visit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine website.
WHAT ABOUT CHEESE?
VEGAN CHEESE alternatives that look, taste, and feel like traditional cheese are widely available.
Learn more about vegan cheese brands on Live Kindly. Note some cheeses labeled dairy-free or lactose-free might not be vegan.