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Speak Up: Raising Kids Vegetarian

Eating a balanced vegetarian diet can be much healthier than a diet that includes meat, since it tends to be lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. It also includes tons of fruits and veggies, so a vegetarian diet can be full of vitamins and fiber too. As long as a meat-free diet includes plenty of dairy products, whole grains, and beans, getting enough protein should be a cinch.

Many of you have tried being vegetarians at one point in your lives — it was college for me. And some of you have been strict vegetarians for years. My question is, what do you think about raising children on a beef, chicken, and fish-free diet? Kids can be really picky eaters and hot dogs are a common go-to food in the toddler set. So tell me, what do you think about raising kids on a vegetarian diet?


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