Health & Fitness

June 25, 2013 12:00 AM

Nutrition is key when guiding a young vegetarian

Lately I seem to be getting the same question over and over: “What do I do when my child wants to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle?” For most, it begins with powerful feelings about animals. I can relate: I refused to eat meat at the age of 6 when I discovered the cows on a neighboring New Jersey farm were my dinner. Those feelings of outrage and empathy are real, so if your child feels strongly, it is safe to support her; just ensure her vegetarian diet is nutrient-rich.

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