GV 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 13, 2016

Looking to buy a holiday gift for the vegan child or family in your life? No need to spend hours searching the Internet for the perfect gift. Check out the 2016 Generation Veggie Holiday Gift Guide! Most items are reasonably […]

Review of Santa’s First Vegan Christmas (Followed by Q&A Session with author Robin Raven)

By Ashlee Cartwright on December 1, 2016

I am one of those people who absolutely loves Christmas! I purchased tickets to Laurie Berkner’s Christmas concert in September, started Christmas shopping and scheduled our family Christmas picture in October, and now that November is here, I am happy to […]

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 […]

Surviving a Family Vacation in a Non-Vegan-Friendly Location

By Ashlee Cartwright on July 22, 2016

A few months ago, my college roommates and I decided that we needed to get together. It had been 7 years since I had seen one of them, and almost 3 years since I saw the other. The two of […]

Five Reasons My Family Doesn’t Go Fishing

By Reannon Branchesi on July 12, 2016

Wisconsin summer is in full swing, and my Facebook newsfeed is slowly populating with pictures of small children smiling broadly while holding suffocating (or already dead) fish. Fishing – at least in the Midwest – has become synonymous with both […]

Generation Veggie Coloring Sheets are Now Available!

By Reannon Branchesi on June 17, 2016

We are excited to announce that Generation Veggie has partnered with Carlos Patino, author of “Dave Loves Chickens,” to create two coloring sheets that your plant-powered kids will love! These coloring sheets are available for free, and you can download […]

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 […]

Growing Up Vegan in the Dairy State

By Reannon Branchesi on June 2, 2016

As a child growing up in Wisconsin, I was taught from a very young age to believe that cow’s milk and the dairy industry were wonderful, wholesome, and one of the best parts of our state. Each year, my elementary […]

When Vegan Kids Are Invited to a Non-Vegan Birthday Party

By Reannon Branchesi on April 14, 2016

Last night, a parent from my girls’ preschool made me cry. She invited all the kids in my girls’ class to her son’s fourth birthday party, and Abby and Izzy were very excited. I work in the same building as […]

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 […]

2016 Family-Friendly VegFests

By Ashlee Cartwright on April 11, 2016

VegFests are the best! Attending a VegFest is a great way to sample yummy food (for free!), meet other vegetarians and vegans, and learn more about animal-friendly organizations and businesses. The majority of VegFests are also family-friendly, with many even […]

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 […]

Top 5 Tips: Being Vegan in a Family of Omnivores

By Stephanie Dreyer on December 21, 2015

I have been asked a lot lately how I manage being vegan in a family of omnivores. Chickpea Magazine recently published an article I wrote with my advice and the popular vegan blog, World of Vegan, also shared my must-have […]