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Vegetarian/Vegan Children

Vegetarian/Vegan Children

Vegetarianism: a great start to life

Choosing to bring up your child as a vegetarian is a positive step towards a healthy and ethically sound diet for your child. Raising vegetarian/vegan children is nothing new: it’s been happening in many cultures for thousands of years! In New Zealand, there are many families choosing a vegetarian lifestyle and producing happy, healthy energetic kiwi kids.

I find that friends and acquaintances are starting to ask me for vegetarian meal ideas. It seems that after observing my family they have come to realise there is no truth behind the myth about vegetarians being weak and slow!

– Tristan mother of Vancouver (5) and Nate (4)

“Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer.” Dr Benjamin Spock

Please note – our informational pamphlets are being updated at the moment. For more info you can email us on info@vegetarian.org.nz