Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 2: Nutrients of Interest for Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 2: Nutrients of Interest for Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

… The CPS is alluding to the fact that vegetarian and vegan diets for children, although healthy and safe, do require specialized education and advance thought/planning as it pertains to some key nutrients. Without adequate amounts of nutrients like vitamin B12, there can be serious and devastating effects. We will cover five of those key nutrients below.

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Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 1: Are vegetarian and vegan diets safe for children?

Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 1: Are vegetarian and vegan diets safe for children?

If you’re a dietitian reading this, you too, like me, might be slightly irritated with the multiple meanings that have been associated with the term “plant-based”. Over the past few years, this word has been hijacked to most commonly describe a vegan diet, however, that’s a misrepresentation of its true meaning.

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