According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the
American Dietetic Association), “appropriately planned vegetarian
diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful,
nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the
prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals
during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation,
infancy, childhood and adolescence and for athletes.”
However, there are still a lot of myths surrounding vegan diets
that are preventing parents from making the decision to raise their
kids vegan. Ruby Roth, author of the children's book Why We Don't
Eat Animals, explains why misinformation about plant-based diets
is confusing parents and leading them into not adopting a plant-based
for themselves and their kids.
Should Kids Go Vegan?:
The Bible tells us that God’s
ideal diet for us, prescribed in Genesis, is a plant-based diet. After
all, it’s healthy, it instills and encourages compassion towards God’s
animals and helps us be good stewards of Creation. It’s a win-win
choice of diet!
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