Whether you were a picky eater as a child or not, chances are if you are a parent, you have dealt with the struggle of trying to get a child to eat a certain food. If your kids have grown up eating the Standard American Diet or basically any other diet besides a whole food plant-based one, chances are that they will be at least a little reluctant to try some of the new foods and this new way of eating.
As a mother of three, I am very familiar with talking to a pediatrician about raising children on a plant-based diet. Here are a few tips I found useful when discussing plant-based eating with your pediatrician.
Snacking is a common habit that almost everybody does. Can it be healthy? Yes! The trick is keeping our snacks unprocessed and plant-based. We often reach for things like chips, cookies, crackers, and even candy.
As you transition to a plant-based diet, you may be asked “tough” questions by your friends and family about your new way of eating. The good news is that after the transition, these questions often begin to disappear. Plus, with all of the information on the benefits of plant-based eating penetrating deeper into the mainstream, these types of questions seem to be diminishing.
"Hello everyone, my name is Derick Harrington and I've been plant based for 4 years now and wow has it changed my life!
First off, I'm from south Louisiana which many of you know revolves around food, hence the reason I got to weighing in at over 278 lbs! Every weekend was all about where my next meal or my next drink would come from, my world revolved around food and alcohol! Five years ago my brother in law Josh Lajaunie decided to go WFPB...."