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. – http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/kids.htm
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 – http://www.vegsource.com/parent/growing_vegans.htm
Vegan nutritionists Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina provide nutritional advice for raising healthy vegan children from infants through adolescence.
KidBean.com – http://www.kidbean.com/
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 – http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/treatmentguides/veganchildren.html
A guide to keeping children healthy on a diet free of all animal products.
VegFamily – http://www.vegfamily.com
Featuring a vegan message board, pregnancy information, profiles, product reviews, parenting advice, vegetarian travel, book reviews, shopping, and gift baskets.
Vegan Family Living – http://www.veganfamilyliving.com/
Recipes, food tips, product reviews and podcasts for existing and new Vegan families.
The Vegan Kid’s Room – http://www.veganfamily.co.uk/vegankidsroom.html
Tips and advice on raising vegan children – message board for help and advice too.
Vitamin B-12– Should you worry? – http://www.vegsource.com/attwood/vitB-12.htm
Famed pediatrician Charles R. Attwood, M.D., F.A.A.P., discusses the issue of supplementation and vegan children.
Pregnancy Vegetarian Diet http://www.andrews.edu/NUFS/Vegetarian%20Diets%20During%20Pregnancy.html
An essay by Reed Mangels on how vegetarians can easily meet their nutrient needs during pregnancy.
Vegetarian Women – http://www.vegetarianwomen.com/
An online resource and community for vegetarian women and mothers. Includes news e-cards, and member forum.
VegKids.com – http://www.vegkids.com/ – http://www.vegkids.com/
Information for kids who care about animals and being vegetarian.
VRG’s Veggie Quiz – http://www.vrg.org/game/
Rates your knowledge of vegetarianism.
Love those Veggies – http://www.geocities.com/dachie73071/veggies.html
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 – http://www.vegetarian-fun.com/
Information about being a vegetarian, including recipes and newsletter.