It is more and more common for parents to discuss raising vegan children. But, is a plant-based diet nutritionally adequate for kids? Today we ask an expert.
Reshma Shah, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical instructor at Stanford University of Medicine. Along with her colleague, Brenda Davis, RD, they are the authors of a new book called "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families." The book answers many of the common questions that often worry parents about raising vegan children.
Podcast #93 will answer all the critical questions and misconceptions about plant-based food and children along with:
- Nutrition specifics for every stage of childhood
- The best plant-based milk for babies and toddlers
- Is soy safe for children
- Protein requirements for kids of all ages
- How parents can get their children excited about eating healthy foods
- Most reliable sources of vitamin B12 and Vitamin D
- Avoiding food anxiety
- Strategies to follow to help a child meet their calcium needs
- Tips and strategies for transitioning to plant-based eating
Thanks to Dr. Shah for sharing her expertise on raising vegan children with the Ordinary Vegan community. You can find Dr. Reshma Shah on Instagram and buy her book "Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families" on Amazon.
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