VEGAN Diet Meets Children's Nutritional Needs ADA
"Beach Runner" wrote in message
Note this contradicts US statements. But since they do he had
Too bad you can't read what you post. That cannot survive only
on vegan foods. You just proved that again with your cite, fool.
Beach Runner wrote:
Far from an eating disorder. Of course, like all diets, care
must be taken. But then, we know from even Vietnam that
typical American diets
for in shape Americans were building up artery disease. All
diets need care.
Vegan Diets Meet Children's Needs - ADA
American Dietetic Association: Vegan Diets Meet Children's
Monday June 18 2:15 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With some careful menu planning,
and even infants raised as vegans can get all the nutrients
for good health, according to two reports in the June issue of
Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Because vegans shun all animal products, they may get too
some nutrients found in meat and dairy products, such as
vitamin B12. Nutrient deficiencies are a particular concern
comes to growing babies and children. But according to the
well-rounded vegan diet--sometimes supplemented with certain
nutrients like B12 and zinc--can provide children with all
What's more, vegan kids typically eat less fat and cholesterol
more fruits and vegetables than other children do, note
Messina and Dr. Ann Reed Mangels. Messina is a professor at
Linda University in California. Mangels acts as a nutrition
to the Vegetarian Resource Group in Baltimore, Maryland.
only plant-based foods, using fidyl grains, legumes, fruits
vegetables to fill all their dietary needs. A typical vegan
substitution would be to use soy milk in place of cow's milk.
While these substitutions can work for babies and children,
need to ensure their children are getting enough of certain
and minerals, according to Messina and Mangels. For example,
B12, which is essential in children's neurological
exists naturally only in animal products. However, breakfast
soy beverages, nutritional yeast and vegetarian ``meats'' are
fortified with B12, and are important sources of the vitamin
vegans, the study authors point out.
The researchers also advise that breast-fed infants of vegan
get a regular supplement of vitamin B12, since maternal stores
vitamin may be low. Infant soy formulas are fortified with
B12 and other nutrients, but Messina and Mangels stress that
soy milk--like regular cow's milk--is inappropriate for babies
younger than one year. As with all infants, an iron-fortified
is a good choice as a first solid food, the report indicates.
By age 7 to 8 months, vegan protein sources that can be
include pureed cooked beans, well-mashed tofu and soy yogurt,
research team writes. Parents should also be careful about
vegan children's supply of zinc, calcium, riboflavin (vitamin
and--if sun exposure is inadequate--vitamin D. Key sources of
include fortified cereals and certain nuts and beans such as
according to the authors. Calcium-rich vegan foods include
tofu, soy milk and orange juice, as well as leafy greens and
As for iron, good sources include beans, fortified cereals and
grains, and dried apricots and raisins. However, some
including iron and zinc, are not absorbed as well when they
plant sources. So, Messina and Mangels note, parents may want
consider zinc supplements and be sure to give their kids foods
promote iron absorption--namely, foods rich in vitamin C.
Children also need certain essential, unsaturated fatty acids,
can be found in foods like flax seed, canola oil, nuts and soy
products. ``The wide availability of convenient vegan foods,
which are fortified, make it increasingly easy to plan
vegan diets for children,'' Messina and Mangels write. ``Vegan
diets,'' they conclude, ``can meet the nutrition needs of
appropriately planned by a knowledgeable adult.''
SOURCE: Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Comment, one son of mine is now on the crew team in Warrick
the other was a State Cup Soccer Player, an American Legion
was on the way to an athletic scholarship to a car accident.
This nonsense Useless Subjects spouts is clearly bigotted
Here the ADA endorses it, and points out care, just like they
would if you eat another diet.