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Default VEGAN Diet Meets Children's Nutritional Needs ADA


"dumb as a rock" wrote in message
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rick wrote:
"Beach Runner" wrote in message
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Note this contradicts US statements. But since they do he
had
no comments.
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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.




That's the stupidest statement you have ever made ricky.

People thrive on vegan foods.

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Then why all those supplements, fool? It's not the food that you
are 'thriving' on, hypocrite. It's the death and suffering of
animals...










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
Nutritional Needs

Monday June 18 2:15 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With some careful menu
planning,
children
and even infants raised as vegans can get all the nutrients
they need
for good health, according to two reports in the June issue
of
the
Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Because vegans shun all animal products, they may get too
little of
some nutrients found in meat and dairy products, such as
calcium and
vitamin B12. Nutrient deficiencies are a particular concern
when it
comes to growing babies and children. But according to the
reports, a
well-rounded vegan diet--sometimes supplemented with
certain
nutrients like B12 and zinc--can provide children with all
their
nutrition needs.

What's more, vegan kids typically eat less fat and
cholesterol
and
more fruits and vegetables than other children do, note
Virginia
Messina and Dr. Ann Reed Mangels. Messina is a professor at
Loma
Linda University in California. Mangels acts as a nutrition
advisor
to the Vegetarian Resource Group in Baltimore, Maryland.
Vegans eat
only plant-based foods, using fidyl grains, legumes, fruits
and
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,
parents
need to ensure their children are getting enough of certain
vitamins
and minerals, according to Messina and Mangels. For
example,
vitamin
B12, which is essential in children's neurological
development,
exists naturally only in animal products. However,
breakfast
cereals,
soy beverages, nutritional yeast and vegetarian ``meats''
are
often
fortified with B12, and are important sources of the
vitamin
for
vegans, the study authors point out.

The researchers also advise that breast-fed infants of
vegan
mothers
get a regular supplement of vitamin B12, since maternal
stores
of the
vitamin may be low. Infant soy formulas are fortified with
vitamin
B12 and other nutrients, but Messina and Mangels stress
that
regular
soy milk--like regular cow's milk--is inappropriate for
babies
younger than one year. As with all infants, an
iron-fortified
cereal
is a good choice as a first solid food, the report
indicates.

By age 7 to 8 months, vegan protein sources that can be
introduced
include pureed cooked beans, well-mashed tofu and soy
yogurt,
the
research team writes. Parents should also be careful about
their
vegan children's supply of zinc, calcium, riboflavin
(vitamin
B2)
and--if sun exposure is inadequate--vitamin D. Key sources
of
zinc
include fortified cereals and certain nuts and beans such
as
lentils,
according to the authors. Calcium-rich vegan foods include
fortified
tofu, soy milk and orange juice, as well as leafy greens
and
certain
beans.

As for iron, good sources include beans, fortified cereals
and
grains, and dried apricots and raisins. However, some
nutrients,
including iron and zinc, are not absorbed as well when they
come from
plant sources. So, Messina and Mangels note, parents may
want
to
consider zinc supplements and be sure to give their kids
foods
that
promote iron absorption--namely, foods rich in vitamin C.

Children also need certain essential, unsaturated fatty
acids,
which
can be found in foods like flax seed, canola oil, nuts and
soy
products. ``The wide availability of convenient vegan
foods,
many of
which are fortified, make it increasingly easy to plan
healthful
vegan diets for children,'' Messina and Mangels write.
``Vegan
diets,'' they conclude, ``can meet the nutrition needs of
children if
appropriately planned by a knowledgeable adult.''

SOURCE: Journal of the American Dietetic Association
2001;101:661-669,



Comment, one son of mine is now on the crew team in Warrick
England,
the other was a State Cup Soccer Player, an American Legion
Pitcher,
was on the way to an athletic scholarship to a car
accident.

This nonsense Useless Subjects spouts is clearly bigotted
nonsense.
Here the ADA endorses it, and points out care, just like
they
would if you eat another diet.