If you are thinking about raising your child on a vegetarian or vegan diet, or just want to introduce more plant-based meals into your family’s diet, you might be worried about your child getting all the nutrients they need.In practice, we are seeing more and more babies being weaned on a plant-based, vegetarian or vegan diet, and children adopting these dietary practices due to family or personal choice.  Reasons for this include increased interest in factors such as the environment, sustainability or ethical reasons.Babies and children can achieve all the energy and nutrients they need for growth and development following a vegetarian or vegan diet.  For parents, knowledge and practical understanding will give you confidence in understanding your child’s nutritional needs.  Below I’ve outlined key aspects to consider!
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