Published December 2012: Mom.Me
Growing Vegetarians: Making Sure Your Kids Get the Proper Nutrients
No meat? No problem. Tips to help your little one stay healthy
As more families opt for a meatless lifestyle, providing a well-balanced diet for kids — from toddlers to teens — becomes a priority. It doesn’t have to be a challenge, though. “With vegetarian diets, it’s relatively easy to supply all the nutrients a growing child needs since these diets contain foods from all five food groups,” says Elizabeth Somer, dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” All it takes is some creative and careful planning for your child to get the proper nutrients as a growing vegetarian.
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– Shannon Philpott
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