Helping Your Vegetarian Child Make Healthy Food Choices

EVENT: Health Coaching Group Sessions- Food Journaling 
WHERE: KareBoost Health (107 Cedar Grove, Suite 100, Somerset, NJ 08873)
TIME: Tuesday on May 16 at 6:30
Vegetarian diets are becoming more popular all the time, and for good reason.
Vegetarian diets, when done correctly, can be very healthy for the eater, and better for the environment as a whole, when compared to a diet heavy in meat.
However, the important caveat there is “when done correctly.” Vegetarian diets, like any diet, require planning and thought to ensure they are healthy and balanced.
Just giving up meat does not necessarily lead to a healthier diet if meat is replaced with junk food or things like French fries.
If your child is interested in eating vegetarian, discuss with them the importance of making healthy replacements for meat in their diet. Foods like tofu, beans, and soy milk can play an important role in providing the protein, iron, and calcium needed in a diet.
There are many vegetarian cookbooks and online resources that can provide bountiful recipe options. Take a look at a few of these recipes, and prepare a few with your child.
Going vegetarian can be a healthy and environmentally friendly choice for the whole family. But, it is important to be sure to make smart replacements for meat when making the change.
Come talk with our dietitian to make sure your child is getting the right amount of nutrients.
Andrea Berez MS, RD, CSP
KareBoost Health