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So I had a Mommy and Me class today and a 'nutritonist' came to speak. Amongst the really annoying and incorrect things she said, she had the nerve to say she wished she was a vegetarian, but didnt do things in the extremes! Then she went on to say she would NEVER give her child refined grains or sugar. Then she said an egg was the perfect food and we should give our kids an egg a day. Did I mention the ages of our kids are around 9 months to 13 months. An EGG a DAY!!! I thought that was insane. Then she said she didnt believe in soy milk and the perfect beverage for our kids is goats milk. Oh, and she said veganism was too extreme for children and she would reccomend giving vegan kids goats cheese and regular eggs, though she did say free range, hormone free eggs (and meat for that matter).<br><br><br><br>
What do you think about that! Am I being too closed minded or am I behind the times in nutrition? I believe a vegetarian or vegan diet is the best start for a child. Am I wrong in my thinking or what?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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The following is from a purely nutritional stand-point.<br><br><br><br>
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There is nothing wrong with eating 1 egg a day if you are healthy. It contains many different nutrients and provides filling protein.<br><br><br><br>
Vegetarianism is an extreme. It disallows eating of many foods.<br><br><br><br>
Refined grains and sugar are problem foods and should be in our diets in small amounts, if at all.<br><br><br><br>
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Beachgirl, there are many different and healthy ways to raise a child. Omni, vegetarian and vegan diets can be healthy and can be unhealthy. There is evidence supporting both sides of the omni/vegan issue for children, so feed your children by your ethics (as long as they are fed correctly, of course).<br><br><br><br>
Some people don't believe in soy milk. It isn't a natural calcium source and some people are against fortified foods. It is a personal opinion.<br><br><br><br>
An omni diet for children requires less knowledge and less thinking. That is the reason many recommend feeding it to children; many parents don't understand enough of nutritents to start elinimating more common foods. They forget, of course, that many vegans and vegetarians know as much about nutrition as nutritionists themselves.<br><br><br><br>
Everyone has different viewpoints on eating. It boils down to personal choice. It doesn't matter *where* your child gets the vitamins and minerals, as long as they get them.<br><br><br><br>
And, in the end, if you dont want to feed your kids eggs then don't!
 

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Well, actually, goat's milk IS the perfect food for 'kids'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Just had to throw that in there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
That really is humorous though, that goat's milk is the perfect food for HUMAN children...? Well, they say God works in mysterious ways. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I find it odd that she said she wishes she were vegetairan but that it was too extreme. If she finds it so extreme, then why does she wish she were a vegetarian?<br><br><br><br>
I don't think you are being close minded. You should do what you think is best.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by grain_girl</i><br><br><b>Well, actually, goat's milk IS the perfect food for 'kids'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br></b></div>
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LOL!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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