Vegetarian Families: What Do You Think?

Vegetarian Families: What Do You Think?

Amber Byfield
Nov 11, 2010

As I tread vegetarian waters in my household, I often wonder: if I have kids, will I raise them as vegetarians? Friends with children run the gamut from omnivores to Meatless Monday practitioners to my-child-follows-my-strict-diet. I'd be interested to hear what you think.

One thing's for sure: vegetarianism is making a mark on our traditionally meat-eating society. Since I don't have kids of my own, I'm not sure how we'd handle it, but it sure makes for an interesting question.

NPR had an interesting article today that, I thought, cleared up a couple of common misconceptions about vegetarianism and got some expert advice on child-specific nutrition. And it got me thinking about green food habits and who I share them with.

I'm curious: if you have kids, and enjoy a diet that treads lighter on the planet in one way or another, are you sharing that experience with your children? Where, if at all, do you draw the line? (And out of respect for other parents, please leave the criticism of others' parenting at the door, thank you!)

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