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Vegan-at-Law: Do Anti-Bullying Laws Protect My Veg Child?

By Ashlee Cartwright on October 14, 2016

Earlier this year, a New Jersey judge ruled in favor of a school district that disciplined an 11-year-old student for insulting a fellow 11-year-old student because he is a vegetarian. The basis for the discipline was the New Jersey anti-bullying […]

Everyday Nutrition: Top 5 Nutrition Tips for Vegan Parents

By Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. on June 11, 2016

In celebration of Generation Veggie’s first birthday, I thought I would throw together a “Top 5 List” that encapsulates many of the questions and concerns voiced by veggie parents raising veggie children. So, let’s get down to it. IGNORE the […]

Everyday Nutrition for Vegan Kids: Dealing with Picky Toddlers

By Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. on April 14, 2016

Help! Our toddler only wants to eat bread and bananas. How can we get her to eat a wider variety of veggie foods? Food jags, the term used to describe when a child consumes only a select few foods for […]

Vegan-at-Law: Five Breastfeeding Laws Everyone Should Know

By Ashlee Cartwright on March 23, 2016

Despite what some vegan antagonists may argue, breastfeeding is vegan. A human mother voluntarily providing her human child milk that she naturally produced for that child does not fall outside the bounds of what it means to be vegan. Those […]

Ask Erika: Meals as a Baby Gift

By Erika Krebs on March 21, 2016

Dear Erika, I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and I have an amazing support system of friends and family. Many of them have asked if they can prepare me a meal after the baby arrives, so I don’t have to cook, but […]

Everyday Nutrition: Should We Cut Out Sugar and Oil?

By Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. on January 19, 2016

As a new vegan mom, I am finding it hard to follow a “no oil, no sugar diet” with my kids. What are your thoughts on this issue? Personally, there is no way in Hades that I would follow a […]

Vegan-at-Law: Where is Humane Education Mandated by Law?

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 17, 2015

Are you aware that there are state laws requiring humane education be taught in your child’s school? The list of states is too short, in my opinion, but at least some states have recognized the importance of teaching our children […]

Everyday Nutrition: Is Carageenan Safe for My Family?

By Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. on December 9, 2015

I hear people talk about carrageenan. What is it, and is it safe to feed to my family? People certainly are talking about this red seaweed derivative that is often used to thicken food products. So, what is all the […]

Ask Erika: Create a Holiday Kindness Calendar!

By Erika Krebs on December 8, 2015

Dear Erika, It’s easy to get caught up in the consumerism of the holidays. I want to use the holidays as a time to teach my children that it’s not all about toys and presents. Any ideas? –Charlotte, Gainesville, FL […]

Ask Erika: Vegan Thanksgiving Traditions

By Erika Krebs on November 19, 2015

Dear Erika, This is our first year celebrating the holidays as vegans. I want to recreate the Thanksgiving traditions without meat, but turkey seems to be such the staple for this holiday. What do you suggest in order to change […]

Everyday Nutrition: Vitamins B12 and D for Babies?

By Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. on October 22, 2015

Our 1-year-old just weaned off formula, and now I’m thinking about vitamin B12 and vitamin D. What should I do to make sure she continues to get enough of these vitamins? You are right to be concerned about these two […]

Ask Erika: Fun, Vegan Trick-or-Treating

By Erika Krebs on October 14, 2015

Dear Erika, We are newly vegan, and as I was shopping for Halloween treats, I realized that my daughter might feel completely left out for Trick-or-Treating. What do other vegans do? —Carlee, Providence, Rhode Island Dear Carlee, I get this […]

Vegan-at-Law: Can My Child Refuse a Classroom Dissection Assignment?

By Ashlee Cartwright on September 29, 2015

Dissection. The word alone makes me cringe, never mind the actual act of dissection. Even before my more vocal animal advocate days, dissecting animals in the classroom didn’t sit well with me. In fact, refusing to dissect a frog in […]

Everyday Nutrition: Is Soy Bad for My Kids?

By Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. on September 18, 2015

I keep hearing from friends and family that I should not be feeding my children soy foods. Is there any truth to their concern? Oy, the great soy debate. There is reason for concern related to soy, but probably not […]

Ask Erika: Non-Vegan Husband in Charge for the Weekend

By Erika Krebs on September 16, 2015

Dear Erika, I’m headed out of town for a girl’s weekend getaway. I am so excited, but I’m afraid of what my husband will feed my daughter. He doesn’t cook and eats meat. Any suggestions? —Susan, Louisville, KY Dear Susan, […]