Plant-Based Child Nutritionist & Pediatric Dietitian

To make sure your toddler, child, or teen is getting all the nutrients they require, get personalized recommendations for your family.

Baby/Toddler/Child/Adolescent Plant-Based Nutrition

Want to make sure your child gets everything they need? A plant-based nutritionist can help you along the way.

Baby/Toddler (0-3 years old)

You can better understand what and how much he needs to eat with the aid of a plant-based pediatric dietitian. We will also provide you with suggestions for plant-based toddler-friendly meals and snacks.

Child (3-11 years old)

Nutrients are more crucial than ever during this growth stage. A pediatric dietitian can assist you with meal planning and dealing with picky eaters.

Teen (12-17 years old)

They will be more self-reliant with their eating at this age and may not be interested in nutritious meals. They will be more receptive to solutions after speaking with a dietitian.

A Plant-Based Nutritionist Can Help Improve Your Child’s Diet by:

  • Recommending portion sizes of vegetarian/vegan food groups.
  • Bringing you new, well-balanced, kid-friendly vegetarian/vegan meals.
  • Providing easy and tasty snack ideas.
  • Ensuring your toddler is getting all of their vitamins and minerals.
  • Suggesting specific supplements.
  • Helping you with picky eaters and introducing new foods.
  • Evaluating if your child is following their growth chart and making diet modifications.
  • Making sure your child is getting the protein and calcium he/she needs for healthy bones.
  • Teaching which food is rich in iron and vitamin C for better iron absorption.
  • Accompanying you through the different child diet phases and preferences.
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About Plant-Based Dietitians

We Are a Team of Vegetarian/Vegan Dietitians

Benefits of working with a vegan dietitian for your child/baby:

  • Save time
  • Reduce stress
  • Have easy solutions
  • Get reassurance
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Initial Prices

Initial Assessment (1h)

$150

  • Setting expectations & goals
  • Analysis of your medical history (required)
  • Analysis of intake
  • Building a strategy
  • Practical tips, recommendations & recipes
  • Answering any questions
  • Personalized meal plan or menu
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Initial Assessment + Meal Plan (2hrs)

$300

  • Setting expectations & goals
  • Analysis of your medical history (required)
  • Analysis of intake
  • Building a strategy
  • Practical tips, recommendations & recipes
  • Answering any questions
  • Personalized meal plan or menu
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Packages (2hrs+)

$300+

  • Customizable Packages
  • Package can be determined in initial assessment
  • Hours and half-hours available
  • 5% discount on 4 sessions
  • 10% discount on 8 sessions
  • 15% discount on 12 sessions
  • 20% discount on 16 sessions
  • Payment plan available
  • Sessions expire within a year
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After the initial assessment

Follow up prices

Follow ups (1h)

$150

Identify what needs modification

Meal plan creation or adjustment

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Set goals for the coming week(s)

Follow ups (30 min)

$85

Identify what needs modification

Meal plan adjustments

New subjects – See service pages

Set goals for the coming week(s)

How it works

The process is simple

There are two ways to get started:

  • Option 1 – Direct booking: Review the biographies, services, and pricing/packages. Access the schedule by clicking on the link below and book directly with your plant-based dietitian/nutritionist.
  • Option 2 – Discovery call: Book a 5-20 min free discovery call (phone or Zoom) with your Plant-Based dietitian. They will answer your questions and get you started on your journey.
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FAQs about children following a vegetarian/vegan diet

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a vegan diet healthy for a child?

    Although a vegan diet may be good for kids, it carries the risk of calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 deficiencies. A paediatric dietitian can give you advice on fortified foods, vitamins, and nutritional supplements that are good for your kids.

  • How do I get my kid to eat vegan?

    Children nutritionists recommend starting by making your child’s favorite meals vegan and offering new vegan kids recipe options to transition them slowly! Encourage your child to eat more fruits and vegetables, and stay patient throughout this process.

  • Does a vegan diet affect child development?

    A recent review of vegan diets in children brings data from 437 publications confirming that vegan children have normal growth rates and a number of benefits from a plant-based diet.

  • Is it ethical to raise a child vegan?

    This is a controversial topic as some people believe that raising a child vegan is “forcing their beliefs”. However, children nutritionists believe that as long as you are providing a well-balanced, adequate, and nutritious vegan diet, there should be no concerns as long as the child is happy!

  • What are the benefits of my child becoming vegan?

    Vegan diets can benefit kids by decreasing the risk of developing obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

  • What do vegan kids lack?

    Nutrient status in vegan children can be tricky as they are at risk of becoming deficient in B12, calcium, and vitamin D, which require supplementation. A pediatric dietitian can effectively collaborate with parents to plan a well-balanced diet for their child.

  • How do vegan kids get protein?

    Sources of protein for vegan children include legumes, grains, tofu, tempeh, soy milk, and many others. Check out my ultimate vegetarian grocery list for a more comprehensive list.

  • What do nutritionists say about veganism?

    Whole-food plant-based choices are high in fiber, vitamins, magnesium, antioxidants, and phytonutrients while naturally low in added salt, hormones, fats, and pollutants. Of course, it is important to supplement with nutrients that tend to lack in a vegan diet.

  • Can being vegan affect puberty?

    A child nutritionist believes that being vegan does not affect puberty as long as you are eating a balanced, nutritious vegan diet just as someone who eats meat should.

  • Is it appropriate for an adolescent to be a vegetarian or a vegan?

    Yes, according to The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”

  • Why are vegan children at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency?

    Vegan children are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency as B12 is not found in any plant food other than fortified food. Identifying vegan foods higher in vitamin B12 and supplementation is important when practicing veganism.

  • What should a vegan toddler eat?

    According to a pediatric dietitian, some examples of good foods to start with include sweet potato, soy milk, banana, and porridge. Pureed fruits add vitamins, and mashes lentils, chickpeas and tofu provide iron. Additionally, you can slowly begin incorporating finger foods such as soft, cooked vegetables, and strips of bread when they start teething.

  • Do vegan babies develop slower?

    Infants and young children require more protein, calcium, and vitamin D and B12 than adults because of their rapid growth rate. Vegan diets do not use any animal products and parents who raise their children vegan need to provide their baby foods like cooked beans, lentils, tofu, avocados, soy yogurt, and nuts. Seeing a pediatric dietitian is highly recommended if you are unsure what vegan foods to provide your child.

  • What do vegan babies drink instead of milk?

    There are several vegan baby formulas for vegan infants. Of course, it is highly recommended to discuss a vegan child’s diet with a registered children’s nutritionist to ensure the infant is not at risk of any nutritional deficiencies.

  • Is meat important for toddlers?

    While meat is rich in nutrients, your toddler can get the same nutrition with vegan substitutions. In fact, in a well-balanced vegan diet, there is the same amino acid content as in a meat diet.

  • Are vegan children shorter?

    Yes and no. Vegan children are at risk of stunted growth and having a lower bone mineral content if they do not receive adequate vitamin B12, calcium, and vitamin D. However, this can be prevented if they follow a well-balanced vegan diet.

  • Do vegan children develop an eating disorder?

    There is no evidence that a vegan child will develop an eating disorder. A parent can decide what a child eats at home, however, a child nutritionist recommends not being strict when children are out with their friends as this can cause social isolation and could lead to eating disorders when they become older.

  • Can toddlers eat tofu every day?

    Yes, a children nutritionist recommends one serving of soy food per day is right for kids which is equivalent to 1 cup of soy milk, ½ cup of cooked soybeans, or ½ cup of tofu.

  • What do I do with my child who doesn't want to be vegan anymore?

    If your child is at a stage where they can make a decision, it is important to allow them the freedom to choose what they eat. Therefore, respect and support them with this decision as controlling their diet will only create more resistance. Consulting a children’s dietitian can give you guidance on how you can navigate your child’s diet at home.

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