Raising Vegetarian Children

Does the pediatrician, child care provider, your mother, or total strangers look at you skeptically when you say you are raising your children vegetarian? Registered Dietitians writing this blog will provide nutrition expertise to make sure your vegetarian children are healthy and growing just as they should.

How to plan a vegetarian diet for school-aged children

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Does the pediatrician, your child’s teacher, or total strangers look at you skeptically when you say you are raising your children vegetarian?  Rest assured you are not alone.  Choosing to feed your children a vegetarian can provide all the nutrients … Continue reading

What do you feed a vegan toddler? Can a vegetarian preschooler get enough protein?

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Toddlers and Preschoolers want to eat what their parents eat.  It is essential in these early years to establish healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. A vegan or vegetarian diet can provide all the protein, calcium, iron, and other nutrients needed by your growing child.  … Continue reading

Vegetarian Diets in Pregnancy

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Can I continue my vegan diet during pregnancy? I’m vegetarian and pregnant what can I eat? Making great food choices during pregnancy is vital for all women.  This includes eating a variety of foods, which are full of nutrients and … Continue reading

Are you really eating for two?

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The concept of ‘eating for two’, while probably well intentioned, has confused countless pregnant women. Let’s see what’s behind it. Continue reading

How To Feed A Vegetarian Teenager

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Did your teenager recently become a vegetarian? Will your teenager no longer eat your meatloaf, baked chicken, or fish? Do you want to support your teenager’s pursuit of a healthy vegetarian/vegan diet? Then check out our resource for Vegetarian Teens. Continue reading

Raising Vegetarian Infants

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Our Vegetarian Infants Resource provides new parents lists of the foods that provide the best sources of iron, zinc, calcium, Vitamin B12 and other nutrients essential for a growing infant. Continue reading

Do vegan children get enough iron?

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Discover how vegetarians can find adequate iron in plant foods and how vitamin C enhances the body’s absorption. Continue reading

Quick Snack Ideas for Kids

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Create a snack shelf for your child/children. They can reach it, and eat what is there until a time you set before meals. Continue reading

Five Tips for Creating Meatless Family Meals

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In the Healthy Tips for Meatless Meals handout you will find five tips for feeding your family more fruits, vegetables, whole grains,  beans, and nuts every day. Also discover how easy it is to feed your family meals with out meat. Continue reading