Is it healthy for kids to eat plant-based, vegetarian or vegan?Jan 30, 2023
Children can be healthy and obtain all the nutrients necessary for growth when limiting or completely avoiding animal products.
A note about the differences:
- 100% whole food plant-based diet: no animal products and focuses on whole unprocessed plant foods. Limits or avoids processed plant-based "meats", "cheeses", etc.
- Vegan: Avoids animal products, but includes processed plant meat alternatives, like veggie “nuggets” and other products like Impossible or Beyond Burger. Some who follow a vegan “lifestyle” also eliminate other sources of animal products in their life, like use of leather.
- Vegetarian diets: include some animal products, like dairy or eggs.
Get the KidShape Toolbox Newsletter
Get healthy recipes and family wellness tools delivered to your inbox! Sign up today and we will send you the KidShape Toolbox packed with resources to help build a healthier family.
We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.