Generation Veggie supports and advocates for vegan diets for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, toddlers, young children, and teens. According to the American Dietetic Association, “Well-planned vegetarian diets [including total vegetarian or vegan diets] are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.” We hope the information provided on GenerationVeggie.org will help you to feel confident about your decision to raise plant-powered kids, give you the tools you need to keep your family healthy, and assist you in explaining the benefits of your choices to family, health care professionals, and others.
Generation Veggie’s Dietitians are uniquely qualified to address nutrition issues relevant to plant-powered families. Both are accomplished in their field and focused on the nutrition of women and children.
Anya Todd, R.D., L.D. writes the Everyday Nutrition for Vegan Kids advice column in which she addresses a wide variety of questions related to raising plant-powered kids. Anya Todd is a registered, licensed dietitian with more than a decade of experience in clinical settings, research, education, and community outreach. Read more about Anya on her website. Passionate about helping consumers and other health professionals have accurate information regarding vegan nutrition, Anya serves on the Executive Board of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Currently, Anya is pursuing a graduate degree in Sustainable Food Systems.
Kara Rienzo, R.D.N. is the voice behind the Nutrition section of GenerationVeggie.org in which she thoroughly describes the essential nutrients, specific foods, and supplements that will help you build a healthy life for your family. Kara Rienzo has been an ethical vegan since 1998 and is a registered dietitian working with the WIC program on Long Island in New York. She has her Bachelors of Science degree in Nutrition from Long Island University-Post and completed her Dietetic Internship at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Kara is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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