Will a vegan diet cause mineral and vitamin deficiencies in children?



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    Not necessarily. As long as you maintain a balanced diet within vegan guidelines, the child will be perfectly healthy. So, you may want to consider calcium-fortified orange juice, and feed them plenty of different kinds of fruits. For a longer list of ideas as to what kind of vegan foods you can serve children, visit the citation url.

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    Not if it’s well-planned.  Vegetarians and vegans have the potential to get all of the vitamins and minerals that omnivores do, sometimes even more.  However, it’s all about making sure that you get the right amount of nutrition.  It’s not hard to get all of your necessary dietary needs…and worst case, just take vitamin supplements!

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    One vitamin you must be careful to implement into any vegan diet, for children or adults, is vitamin B12, which is only found naturally in meat and dairy. This can be supplemented with nutritional yeast, my favorite solution, which is a great, tasty thickening agent for vegan sauces or baking. You could also take a supplement, drink B12-enhanced beverages, or even get a shot (yikes! but some people do it). Just be mindful of this one nutrient, which is not commonly found in fruits and veggies.

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