Can children be vegan?
With this topic (parenting) being such an emotional topic, we wanted to leave the collation of information to those who are well informed and professional in their ability to give advice. For many parents, it is hard enough to navigate the minefields of school lunches and other parents’ opinions and so the decision to raise a vegan child can is one that requires resources, knowledge, and information.
As you will hear from the experts below, with the right knowledge and balance, you can certainly raise healthy and happy vegan kids, but always ensure you are seeking appropriate medical and health advice on an ongoing basis.
To learn more about raising vegan kids, check out the videos below:
Hey, it’s Mayim, and I am successfully raising two happy, healthy, vegan children. Yes, it’s possible, but I definitely get asked a lot of questions from non-vegan folks about how and why it’s done. If you have questions, or if you’re curious how you can start raising a vegan family as well, check out this video!
Raising a vegan child can present challenges, particularly in social settings. Your child, no doubt will be presented with non-vegan foods outside of your home. And what if you child wants to try non-vegan foods? In this podcast episode, we sit down with nurse practitioner and mom, Gretchen Housel to discuss how she chooses to handle the challenges in raising her son vegan.
Dr. Bob Siegel discusses nutrition for children and whether or not vegetarian diets provide adequate nutrition for growing children.
Dr. Lewis First provides answers for parents who wonder whether putting a child on a vegetarian diet is a healthy thing to do. He covers important factors for parents to keep in mind, such as vitamins and adequate protein intake.