The Veggie Family: Resources

In this article, you’ll find links to a wide variety of information and resources online about raising vegan and vegetarian kids and families, along with special tips for pregnancy!

Becoming a Vegan Family.
How to become a Vegan family. Includes nutrition, books and how to change in steps.

Feeding Vegan Kids by Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D. –
Raising vegan children takes time and thought, but no more than it takes to raise a non-vegan child. This article published by the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) talks about the nutritional needs of vegan children.

Growing Vegan Children –
Vegan nutritionists Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina provide nutritional advice for raising healthy vegan children from infants through adolescence. –
Offers a wide variety of baby and children’s clothing, toys, cleaning supplies, gift baskets, and herbal and homeopathic remedies. Ships worldwide.

PETA – Vegan Children: Healthy and Happy –
Fact sheet on how a Vegan diet can provide adequate nutrition for Vegan children.

Raising Vegan Children –
A guide to keeping children healthy on a diet free of all animal products.

VegFamily –
Featuring a vegan message board, pregnancy information, profiles, product reviews, parenting advice, vegetarian travel, book reviews, shopping, and gift baskets.

Vegan Family Living –
Recipes, food tips, product reviews and podcasts for existing and new Vegan families.

The Vegan Kid’s Room –
Tips and advice on raising vegan children – message board for help and advice too.

Vitamin B-12– Should you worry? –
Famed pediatrician Charles R. Attwood, M.D., F.A.A.P., discusses the issue of supplementation and vegan children.

Pregnancy Vegetarian Diet
An essay by Reed Mangels on how vegetarians can easily meet their nutrient needs during pregnancy.

Vegetarian Women –
An online resource and community for vegetarian women and mothers. Includes news e-cards, and member forum. – –
Information for kids who care about animals and being vegetarian.

VRG’s Veggie Quiz –
Rates your knowledge of vegetarianism.

Love those Veggies –
A mother provides general information and as well as tips to make vegetarian meals for children.

Vegetarian Diet –
Definition, origin and history of vegetarianism; lots of useful information, including how to raise infants on a vegetarian/vegan diet.

Vegetarian Fun –
Information about being a vegetarian, including recipes and newsletter.

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