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Nothing wrong with vegan diet for kids

Published 29/07/2016

Vegan diets for children have made headlines recently. Many people have raised the concern that excluding animal products is extreme and dangerous, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

According to the British Dietetic Association, vegan diets can be suitable for anyone. So why does the concept of vegan children provoke such judgment?

We teach children to love animals while feeding them meat. This sends a very confusing message. Children are then conditioned to see meat as food and to forget it was once part of a living, breathing animal.

Parents consider the truth of the meat industry too disturbing to share with children. But, surely, this means that we should stop funding it?

Of course, any child can choose to change their diet when they're old enough.

Vegan diets are often described as being "controversial" or "extreme". But if we know we can live happy lives without killing animals, what seems the most extreme choice?

ELENA ORDE

The Vegan Society

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