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Raising Children who are Glad to be Vegan

“You are so lucky,” a new vegan friend recently said to my teenage daughter.  “You’ve never eaten meat.”  It’s true – our children have been vegan from birth – and, to our delight, they’ve thanked their parents for the way they were raised.  Now, as they make plans for their own future, their values continue to point them along a path of awareness about the impact of their food choices on animals and the environment.

Many books and websites are devoted to the nutritional needs of vegan children.   Fewer talk about how to share the values and ethics of veganism with children.  How can parents help children realize that being vegan is something positive that they can do every day?  How can your family celebrate its vegan diet?  Here are some ideas.

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