Healthy Veggie Kids
Every nutrient a
child or teenager
needs and how
to get it
kids' risk of
A guide for parents showing why vegetarian & vegan diets are
health-giving, nourishing and protective for children.
By Juliet Gellatley, founder & director, Viva! & VVF,
nutritional therapist with Laura Scott MSc Nutrition
World Turned Upside Down!
Just imagine if you read of a diet that
produced these headlines:
"Heart disease rates tumble! 40,000 heart
patients taken off critical list - misery lifted
for relatives and friends. Top heart surgeon
says most heart ops avoidable."
"Cancer deaths slump!"
"Millions taken off 'fatty' list."
"Diabetes figures fall for first time."
"Food poisoning cases tumble - records no
longer worth maintaining."
What diet could it possibly be? That's easy!
The same diet that children should be eating
now so they enjoy good health throughout
their lives - a well-balanced vegan or
If statistics were reversed and most of the
population became vegan or vegetarian, these
headlines could be accurate. Unbelievable
isn't it? The scientific evidence to justify them
is there in abundance and this guide will show
just how strong it is.
"People stumble over the truth from time to
time, but most pick themselves up and hurry
off as if nothing happened."
Sir Winston Churchill
One thing is certain, research showing that a
meat-based diet reduces cancer risk or cuts
heart disease by up to a half doesn't exist. It
does for vegan and vegetarian diets. One by
one, the world's leading health advisory
bodies have confirmed that avoiding animal
products and eating plenty of unrefined plant
foods is the way to avoid - or at least greatly
reduce - the risk of many diseases, and that
includes the growing threat from obesity.
"Although human beings eat meat, we are not
natural carnivores. No matter how much fat
carnivores eat, they do not develop
atherosclerosis [clogged up arteries].
When we kill animals to eat them, they end
up killing us because their flesh, which
contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was
never intended for human beings, who are
Dr WC Roberts, Editor-in-chief of the
American Journal of Cardiology
So what's all this got to do with your littl'uns -
those fussy eaters, messy eaters, must-havechips-
Every leading health advisory body is saying
the same thing - what you feed your children
today will determine their health in the future.
And it isn't going to change because the
science is now just too overwhelming.
But fear not! By opening this guide, you've
already taken the first step in the right
direction. It will take you through the science,
much of which may be new to you. Why?
Because of the power of the vested interests
who profit from meat, fish and dairy. If you
think we're exaggerating, remember the
tobacco industry. The damage that smoking
does to human health has been known since
the 1950's but it took decades before serious
action was taken against it.
- Healthy Veggie Kids
- What's a Vegetarian or Vegan?
- What Foods Should Children Eat?
- What Foods Do Children Eat?
- Left Unprotected
- Eat Veggie - Live Longer
- What You Should Eat Each Day to Get Fit and Feel Good!
- Lethal Double Whammy
- Veggie Kids are Healthier
- Every Nutrient a Child Needs and How to Get It
- 5 A DAY For Kids: How Much Do They Need?
- Winning Tips for 5 A DAY for Kids
- Recipe Ideas
- What You Need and Where You Get It
- Animal-free Food Pyramid
- How Animal Products Affect Children
- How Animal Products Affect Adults
- Children's Eating Habits
Juliet Gellatley BSc, Dip CNM, Dip DM, FNTP, NTCC
Juliet has a degree in zoology and is a qualified nutritional therapist. She founded and directs
Viva! and Viva! Health and is an authority on vegan health and nutrition.
She is the mum of twin sons (Jazz and Finn left and on the cover!) and understands the
challenges involved in helping kids be healthy eaters!
She has given hundreds of public talks on
all the vegetarian issues and is author of several books and reports.