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Should Toddlers Be on a Low-Fat Veggie Diet?

Posted on March 16, 2016 by The VRG Blog Editor


Nutrition Hotline is a column written by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD and it runs in each issue of Vegetarian Journal published by The Vegetarian Resource Group. In a recent issue, Reed answered the question: “Our family is transitioning to a low-fat (15% of calories) plant-based diet. Our 1-year-old daughter’s pediatrician did not think this was a good idea for a toddler and wanted us to add olive oil to her non-dairy milk. Should our daughter be on this low-fat diet? If not, are there alternatives to adding oil to her milk since we’d prefer to use whole foods?”

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You can find some helpful materials from The Vegetarian Resource Group on feeding young vegan children here:
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