I've been vegetarian for a little over a month and my husband just decided that he's vegetarian too. My kids are visiting their grandparents for a few weeks and when they get back I'd like to transition them to a vegetarian diet too. I don't really want to force them to be vegetarian so I'd like to um...gently manipulate them into thinking it was their idea. I cook all vegetarian meals at home and I'm going to start packing their school lunches so I think that'll be a good start. Any ideas on encouraging kids to choose vegetarian foods on their own? My kids are 10 and 14 so they've got lots of opportunities to eat when I'm not around. My daughter (the 10-year-old) is teetering on the edge of vegetarianism so I'm not terribly concerned about her. My son, on the other hand, will eat anything that isn't still moving. I'm pretty sure that he drools when he sees a cow walking around in a field.