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Vegan Kids: A Quick Guide to Raising Healthy, Plant-Based Children

by Fabian Jackson

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This is a heavily discussed topic, with lots of differing opinions. So we thought we’d lay out some of the facts for you, and put some interesting sources all in one place for further reading. We’ve also included inspiration for family-friendly plant-based recipes, even the fussiest of eaters will love and more.

If you’re considering a vegan diet for your children, internet research is a great place to start, but it’s always important to seek professional guidance when making a big dietary switch, too. 

What do health experts have to say? 

The British Dietetic Association says that veganism is suitable for all ages, so long as our diets are nutritionally well balanced. (Important for big kids as well as small kids!). 

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The NHS shared the risks of certain nutrient deficiencies in vegan babies and young children. They recommend being aware of levels on vitamin B12, iron, omega 3 and protein (along with others) but list plant-based foods to find them in. Because it is entirely possible to raise healthy, happy, vegan babies and children.

Here’s a great list of all the vitamins we need and plant-powered ways to find them from our nutritionist Aly. And this is our guide to vegan kids vitamins if you’d like to go down that route, too. 

Family-favourite vegan recipes 

Here are a few plant-based classics, sure to go down a treat. 

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A little more inspiration

Wondering what plant-based lunches and snacks to send off with your kids to school? Here’s our guide filled with tasty ideas.

What to do for a vegan kids birthday party? We’ve got you covered there too. From food and snacks to cakes and fun!

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Where to go next

We’re not experts in raising little vegans, but there people are. Here are some blogs to follow for everything you might need to know!

  • Check out London Afro Vegan on instagram for regular updates on food and family. Plus insights into running their one day a week restaurant Deserted Cactus, with an exciting tagline 1 chef, no menu. 
  • Bristol based Oyster & Pearl is on the mark with lifestyle posts and recipes. 

On Watching You Grow, a vegan mum of two openly shares in-depth stories and personal accounts around her vegan family. It’s beautiful to read and relatably honest.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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