My son is almost 12 years old, and his favorite food is cheeseburgers. I've been vegetarian for about a year and have always been really honest with my kids about the reasons why. He's seen Meet Your Meat and last weekend watched Food, Inc. Monday he announced that he was planning to only eat vegetarian food next weekend as an experiment. I was worried because he will be at his dad's house, but his dad called yesterday and they planned a menu for the weekend. When his dad asked him what he wanted to eat, he said, "Well, probably no ribs or steaks!"
I'm really proud of him and will continue to encourage him while letting him come to his own conclusions. Hopefully he will influence his little sister!
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