Vegan Kids - anyone?

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Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby wenchan » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:33 am

Was wondering if children below age 10 are suited to be vegan? Or should we wait till 12 or so? Any take on this?

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby cnimed » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:19 pm

Vegan is very tricky, even for adults.

But I think lacto-ovo-vegetarianism is quite doable.
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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby sall » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:34 pm

I remember reading somewhere that vegans should take vit B supplements. If do careful research, can still have a healthy vegan diet.

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby wapobs » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:40 pm

cows and horses also vegans, no vitamin pills, and so strong..
how come?

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby Nebbermind » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:50 pm

wapobs wrote:cows and horses also vegans, no vitamin pills, and so strong..
how come?

coz they r not human mah!

tiger, lion no plants, no fruit...probably also no constipation.... :wink:

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby pinky » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:40 pm

what is the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?
My ex-colleague's brother and SIL are vegetarian and so are their kids since birth. They put their kids in a childcare centre that serves vegetarian food and the kids do not eat during school recess because the school doesnt serve vegetarian food. I forgot to ask her what did her SIL eat during confinement then? I thought that was the best time for women to get the proper nourishment.

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby sall » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:27 pm

pinky wrote:what is the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan?
My ex-colleague's brother and SIL are vegetarian and so are their kids since birth. They put their kids in a childcare centre that serves vegetarian food and the kids do not eat during school recess because the school doesnt serve vegetarian food. I forgot to ask her what did her SIL eat during confinement then? I thought that was the best time for women to get the proper nourishment.

Vegetarians still take dairy products. Some vegetarians take eggs but some stricter ones don't. Vegan do not take eggs or dairy products at all. So vegan diet is very strict as they don't include milk, eggs, cheese. They take nuts, soya product for protein. That's why they have to be very careful with getting enough protein, esp for kids.

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby smartmummy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:43 pm

Nebbermind wrote:
wapobs wrote:cows and horses also vegans, no vitamin pills, and so strong..
how come?

coz they r not human mah!

tiger, lion no plants, no fruit...probably also no constipation.... :wink:

I saw a TV programme, get to know about people's work.As a zoo keeper,they give grass to Tiger.

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby The Little Cheng Mommy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:14 pm

My husband became a vegan since his JC years. I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian and so is my 3 year old son. It's tough raising a vegetarian kid, I cant even imagine raising a vegan kid unless the kid opts to be a vegan himself. Maybe you should wait a few more years?

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Re: Vegan Kids - anyone?

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:56 am

smartmummy wrote: I saw a TV programme, get to know about people's work.As a zoo keeper,they give grass to Tiger.


but that's thru human intervention, ya?

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