The food system in our society has been co-opted by a profit-motivated industry that has purposely made processed food addictive (Read Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss) and cheap. School food has gotten a bad rap, but it’s no worse, and in many cases, it is better than what children may be eating outside of school. Despite regulations intended to make school food healthier, the offerings at many schools still mimic processed fast food (with lower calories, sodium, and fat) and since juice can count as a fruit, many children are not eating fruits or vegetables at school… or at home. LiveVegan is here to help you raise healthy vegan kids.
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You’ll find countless videos, films, and documentaries supporting plant-based eating for kids and some movies with a strong vegan message that kids already love. We’re recommending these three to get you started but a simple Google search for “vegan kids videos and movies” will reveal countless more.
Point your kids to these vegan trailblazers on social media and they’ll soon discover they’re in good company. It’s now “cool” to be the vegan kid in the classroom and, as a parent, you’ll be proud knowing you’re raising caring and compassionate kids.
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The Coalition for Healthy School Food is a nonprofit that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community about the health, environmental, and social justice issues of our food choices. Check them out here.