UK’s leading vegan charity Viva! launches two new guides for vegan parents and children. Is it possible to raise healthy vegan children?
The idea is to help parents wanting to lead a vegan lifestyle and raise vegan children.
Both contain useful information to ensure pregnant mums and children get the correct nutrients needed to thrive.
Veganism is on the rise. Millions of people all over the world are choosing this lifestyle. For those who are parents or considering starting a family, there will undoubtedly be questions. Questions like the nutritional requirements of babies, children, and young people. And these guides provide factual information to educate parents on how to raise healthy children the vegan way.
Both of these guides have been written by Viva! Founder and Director Juliet Gellatley, a qualified nutritional therapist, supported by Helen Wilson (Vegan New Parents’ Guide) and Veronika Charvátová (Healthy Vegan Kids).
Vegan New Parents’ Guide
Perfect for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and early years, this guide explains everything you need to know from the best foods to eat pre-pregnancy, to recipes for toddlers. It can support vegan parents from the day they start trying for a baby, right through to the weaning stage. As well as nutritional information, there are also charts to refer to, meal plans, and testimonials from vegan mothers who have happy, healthy vegan babies.
Healthy Vegan Kids Guide
Once children have gone past the weaning stage and are ready to eat solid foods, this guide can provide further information on how to raise healthy vegan children. It includes information on vitamins and nutrients (including protein, calcium, and iron), recipe ideas, and useful charts. It also outlines how detrimental a non-vegan diet can be to children’s overall health and wellbeing.
Speaking about the launch of the guides, Juliet Gellatley commented:
“As a mother myself, I understand that all parents want the best for their children. This includes raising them to be healthy, so they can enjoy life and reach their full potential. A vegan diet is an excellent way to provide little ones with all the nutrients they need, but unfortunately, there are misconceptions that a vegan diet is not suitable for kids. This is not the case. I wrote these guides to provide parents with easy-to-follow, factual advice on raising vegan children, so they feel supported every step of the way. If you want your kids to be as healthy as possible, I hope these guides reassure you that going vegan is a massively positive choice.”
Veganism is the best way to provide children with a healthy start in life, while also saving the lives of animals and helping the planet. But a vegan diet isn’t just for children. Anyone can benefit from a vegan lifestyle, no matter their age. So… let’s go vegan today?