Many of my patients come to me for nutritional guidance for their children because they are inundated with misinformation and fear mongering around feeding kids plant-based diets. This can sometimes come from influencers on social media or even their healthcare providers. Given the recent flurry of misinformation from Jon Venus, I sat down with Danny Ishay of Lifting Vegan Logic and Matt Madore (nutritional science major) to dive into the available research on vegan diets for children.
I hope you find this video useful and it helps clarify the areas that may require additional attention as well as highlighting the potential benefits of an animal-free diet.
Matthew Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor and is a passionate advocate for evidence-based nutrition as medicine. I have a particular passion for plant-based/vegan nutrition, physical medicine, and chronic disease. With additional training in nutrition, I hold a Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies where I’ve authored multiple articles on the subject.