How do I raise vegan children?

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  • 10 Strategies to Get Your Child to Eat More Vegan Foods

    Are you tired of cooking "kid-friendly vegan recipes" only to face push back at the table? These 10 research-backed strategies will help.

  • A Vegan Mom’s Guide to Stress-Free, Fun and Healthy Meals for the Family

    66 healthy but fun kid friendly vegan recipes sorted out by breakfast, meals, snacks, desserts. Cheesy, savory, sweet recipes, glutenfree, nutfree options. And tips on helping kids learn to eat healthy.

  • Raising Dairy-Free Babies & Kids

    Experts and experienced dairy-free moms answer questions from breastfeeding to dairy-free infant formula for dairy-free babies.

    Two moms explain what to feed dairy-free kids and toddlers, sample dairy-free meals, and parents’ advice on dairy-free kid nutrition.

Recipes

  • Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas For Kids

    Quick and easy vegan lunch ideas for kids for every plant-based family. A list of a variety of options to break out of that bored lunch phase.

  • Kid-Friendly Recipes

    Easy, delicious recipes your kids are guaranteed to love, from a vegan mom who feeds her picky vegan kid every day.

  • Vegan Kid Friendly Recipes

    The perfect place for vegan recipes that are baby and kid friendly. Most of these are adult recipes with tips on how to adapt them for the entire family.

  • Kid Friendly Vegan Recipes

    From breakfast to desserts and everything in between, you’ll find great kid-friendly plant-based recipes that the whole family will enjoy.

Online Communities

  • Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting

    The Largest Vegan Parenting Community Worldwide. Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting is a community of passionate people who have come together with the goal of spreading compassion for animals as well as humans.

  • How Vegan Children Thrive!

    They aim to provide support and guidance for fellow parents raising vegan children. Share your worries, problems, ideas, experiences and the joys of being a parent to vegan children. They realise that parents within the vegan community often face challenges when negotiating the non-vegan world we live in and this is your place to find help, support and guidance.

  • Vegan Family Meal Planning
  • Kids Vegan Lunch Box

    Post photos of your vegan lunch boxes or lunch box ideas for kids. Feel free to ask for recipes.

  • Disease Proof Your Child: Nutritarian Group

    Disease-Proof Your Child is a must read book by Dr. Joel Fuhrman who recommends we feed our kids a nutritarian diet to have a greater chance for a disease-free life. This group is for anyone who is interested in learning more about following this healthy nutritarian plant based lifestyle to enhance children’s health and well being (as well as your own).

Books

  • The Vegucated Family Table: Irresistible Vegan Recipes and Proven Tips for Feeding Plant-Powered Babies, Toddlers, and Kids

    Raise happy and healthy plant-powered children with more than 125 family favorite recipes by Vegucated film creator Marisa Miller Wolfson, plant-based chef Laura Delhauer, and parents in the vegan community. Unlike other family-oriented vegan cookbooks, The Vegucated Family Table is the first to focus on raising vegans “from scratch,” from five months through elementary school. This book shows parents how to navigate the early years of childhood as a vegan, giving not only recipes and nutritional advice but also tips for holidays, packed lunches, play dates, and more. A Q&A section focuses on nutrition, with advice by renowned pediatric plant-based expert Reed Mangels. Find the book on Amazon.

  • Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families

    An evidence-based, practical resource that explores the many benefits of a plant-based diet and provides parents with the tools they need to feed their families for health and with joy. Nourish offers the solution parents have been waiting for when it comes to deciding what and how to feed their families. Authors Reshma Shah, MD, a plant-based pediatrician and affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Brenda Davis, RD, a world-renowned expert and pioneer in plant-based nutrition, will empower parents to become the experts of nourishing their families. Find the book on Amazon.

  • Disease-Proof Your Child

    Disease-Proof Your Child features easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters, and will help your whole family establish life-long healthful eating habits. Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains how you can make sure your children are eating right to maintain a healthy mind and body, and how eating certain foods and avoiding others can positively impact your child’s IQ and success in school. Find the book on Amazon.

  • Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes

    Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks. Burton shares advice and solutions from her own experience for everything from pleasing picky eaters and stocking a vegan pantry to packing school lunches and dealing with challenging social situations. Plant-Powered Families also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family. Find the book on Amazon.

  • Forks Over Knives Family: Every Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Kids on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

    From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family, with more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world. With a comprehensive look at every stage of a child’s development, the Forks Over Knives team will help get kids on track to a sustainable, whole foods lifestyle. Beginning with pregnancy, through birth and childhood, and continuing into the teenage years, this guide tackles all the most important topics to keep your children healthy, from dealing with allergies to traveling to sleepovers. Find the book on Amazon.

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Guide Updated February 5, 2021

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