|Re: Re: Meals and Dietary Preferences & Requirement||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Stevenson (tamgoddesshome.com)|
|Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 13:09:01 -0600 (MDT)|
I just wanted to add my emphasis to your excellent suggestions: > -Remember that even vegetarian/vegan/ wheat free/low carb/ etc.. generally > prefer a balanced diet, which includes protein (A garden salad just doesn't > cut it) This has been an issue for us as well. Simply taking out the meat is not okay. > -Don't estimate quantities assuming that only the vegetarians will eat the > vegy food- You will end up with cranky, hungry vegetarians. Very true. Even though we have only a small percentage of true vegetarians, we have a large percentage of people who eat far less meat than the general population. > Finally, if someone is on an extremely restrictive diet, or the consequences > for unintentionally including a restricted food are too high, it may work out > best for them to bring their own food to the common house and join in that > way. >>>> Jasmine Gold <juturna [at] ix.netcom.com> We spoke about this at length in a session at the conference. Some more suggestions that came out: It's the eating together that's important. If you have somone whose diet is too dificult to follow, make sure they feel included in the meals. Joani said they have a space on their meal sign up forms for a place setting only, for just that purpose. I think that's a great idea. Another idea that never occurred to us which is ingenious- assume everyone is signed up unless people mark themselves as not attending on the sign-up sheet. Much better meal attendance, and you don't have to remember to sign up. I can't tell you how many times I missed out when I would have attended, just because I forgot to sign up. I'm going to make a proposal to try it out. -- Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento California _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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