Vegan Children

5 min read /
Gastroenterology General Nutrition Paediatrics Public Health Public health Healthy Eating & Hydration
Vegan Children

While vegan diet has health benefits, it can lead to nutritional deficiency if poorly planned. Our duty is to ensure that vegan children get adequate nutrients and have proper growth and development.


1Baroni, L., 2018. Planning Well-Balanced Vegetarian Diets in Infants, Children and Adolescents: the VegPlate Junior. JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS 119(7): 1067-1074.
2Kliegman, N. ed. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 21st ed. 2020 Elsevier Inc. USA.
3Menal-Puey, S.,, 2019. Developing a Food Exchange System for Meal Planning in Vegan Children and Adolescents. Nutrients 11(43) doi:10.3390/nu11010043.
4The Vegetarian Society of the Philippines.
5The International Happy Cow.
6Baroni, L.,, 2019. Vegan Nutrition for Mothers and Children: Practical Tools for Healthcare Providers Nutrients 11(43) doi:10.3390/nu11010005.
7Pediatric Vegan Diets. ESPGHAN.
8Verduci, E., 2019.Cow’s Milk Substitutes for Children: Nutritional Aspects of Milk from Different Mammalian Species, Special Formula and Plant-Based Beverages. Nutrients 11(1739) doi:10.3390/nu11081739.


This content is for registered users only.
Registration is free and reserved for healthcare professionals.