Are vegetarian diets safe for children?

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“The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), says a correctly planned vegan or vegetarian diet can be “appropriate for all stages of the life cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes” in their 2016 position paper. The AND and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommend that fortified soy products replace animal products as “healthy alternatives”.

But what are these organizations basing their recommendations on? What does the evidence show?

There have been several long-term epidemiological studies that have shown that vegetarian or vegan diets may lower the risk of certain diseases IN ADULTS. But, focusing specifically on children, who are most dependent upon high quality nutrition for proper growth, is there actual evidence that exists that vegetarian diets are safe?”

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Le Mythe Végétarien

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