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Should vegan/vegetarian parents feed their kids the same diet?
Vegan / vegetarian meals can have all the nutrients a kid needs to grow perfectly healthy.
The British Dietetic Association confirms that
vegan diets are suitable for people of all ages and life stages
, including infants, children, pregnant women, adults and elderly people.
There are many foods fortified with added nutrients that can make up for the loss. Our modern food industry has made this possible.
This claim is only theoretically correct. But practically such diets are mostly unbalanced, leading to serious health issues, which could be easily prevented.
Children with disabilities and food allergies may not be able to healthily consume a vegan diet. Children may also be more likely to develop eating disorders if they eat a vegan diet.
The kids need the proteins that are only found in meat and dairy.
It can be more difficult to get all the required nutrients with a vegan diet than with a normal diet. It requires careful attention to what foods are being consumed, and often it requires information from a nutrition specialist. It is unfair of parents to force this difficulty on children
Non-meat diets can be harmful for people with health conditions like Anemia. Adults should not make this decision for their kids as it can affect their lives severely, even if they are meeting all of the dietary requirements.
A lot of nutrients that are necessary for child development may be consumed more effectively, or affordably
through animal products