Post Tagged with: "Children"

KIND Introduces Fruit Bites Perfect for Kids’ Snacks

KIND Introduces Fruit Bites Perfect for Kids’ Snacks

Did you know that, on average, children consume their weight in added sugar every year? Kids are eating 80 grams of added sugar per day — which equates to roughly 50 pounds per year. While the recommended average is only 25 grams — it’s safe to say that sugar consumption is at an all-time high (up 30% from 3 decades […]

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Support for Parents in a New Guide: Feeding Vegan Babies & Toddlers

Support for Parents in a New Guide: Feeding Vegan Babies & Toddlers

We’ve all heard the few stories that seem to repeat themselves about parents that starved their babies or children, usually focusing on their vague connection to veganism or plant-based diets. However, the thousands of healthy and thriving vegan children that haven’t made the news paint the reality behind the ever growing movement of families choosing to align their actions with […]

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Vegan Recipe: Velvety Mac & Cheese

Vegan Recipe: Velvety Mac & Cheese

This scrumptious recipe uses garlic and butternut squash to get the “cheesy” effect. As one reader said: “I served it for dinner without telling anyone the ingredients and it was a huge hit!” View full recipe: https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/velvety-macaroni/

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Interview with Janet Kearney, Founder of ‘Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting’

Interview with Janet Kearney, Founder of ‘Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting’

Janet Kearney is the founder of ‘Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting’ and we grabbed a few minutes out of her schedule to find out more about this fast growing Vegan group. Can you let our readers who aren’t familiar with Vegan Pregnancy & Parenting how you got started and why you decided to get involved? A few years ago, when I […]

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Plant-Based Meals Reduce School District’s Costs and Carbon Footprint

Plant-Based Meals Reduce School District’s Costs and Carbon Footprint

Serving fewer animal products saved Oakland Unified School District in California money and reduced its carbon footprint, according to a case study reported by Friends of the Earth. The school district replaced meat, poultry, and cheese with plant-based foods in an effort to reduce its environmental impact and overall costs. The authors also analyzed purchasing records and greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Is Breastmilk Vegan?

Is Breastmilk Vegan?

Written by PETA Breastmilk is the number one choice for many new moms, including vegan ones. It contains antibodies that protect babies from infection, plays a role in the prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and can lower a child’s risk of developing asthma and allergies later in life. Many vegan mothers are asked if they plan to breastfeed […]

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Behind the Book: What Inspired Santa’s First Vegan Christmas

Behind the Book: What Inspired Santa’s First Vegan Christmas

Santa’s First Vegan Christmas by Robin Raven tells the story of Dana, a forthright and fun-loving reindeer who lives in the Arctic. She meets Santa Claus one Christmas Eve when he is searching for reindeer to pull his sleigh. However, Dana shows him the error of his animal-using ways, and she gently opens Santa’s eyes to how we can be […]

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Plant-based superhero stories (and recipes) for grades K-3

Plant-based superhero stories (and recipes) for grades K-3

Getting your kids to eat (and love!) vegetables sometimes requires a few tricks up the sleeve. Enter “The Rootlets,” a fun book series for K-3rd graders where broccoli, kale, corn and carrots have superhero status. Now in it’s second installment with Trouble at Plantasy Land (Oct. 18, 2016), “The Rootlets” books follow the adventures of four veggie-haired best friends—Brocc, Carrotina, […]

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Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary, a book for Thanksgiving

Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary, a book for Thanksgiving

The first board book for little vegan readers! Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary is the story of how a turkey inspires compassion and ultimately, finds safety. Through colorful pages and a simple story fit for little hands, the board book helps young children understand the meaning of sanctuary and lightly explores the idea of choosing to prevent harm of other living […]

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Fall Gala to Raise Funds for Coalition for Healthy School Food, Oct. 20

Fall Gala to Raise Funds for Coalition for Healthy School Food, Oct. 20

The Coalition for Healthy School Food (CHSF) will host its annual gala to raise funds and awareness for healthy school food. CHSF is responsible for the first public (non-charter) vegetarian school in the country, PS244 in Queens, and assisted The Peck Slip school in Manhattan in adopting a vegetarian menu as well. The Coalition also helps schools transition to Alternative […]

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