Recorded Symposium Session: Plant-Based Juniors: Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Vegan, Vegetarian and Plant-Forward Children
More than ever, adults are discovering the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, but what about the kids? This session will focus on how to shape children's plates to meet both human and planetary health goals. While most dietitians are familiar with the Academy's position statement on vegan diets for the entire lifecycle, many don't feel comfortable adapting these diets for children.
This session will focus on the behavior and nutrition guidelines to meet all children's needs: vegetarian, vegan, or those simply trying to get more plants on the plate. This inclusive conversation will help dietitians feel more confident in counseling parents in this area and provide strategies to encourage more plant-forward eating for all.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify nutrients of concern for infants and children in a plant-based diet and specific ways to include these nutrients.
- Strategize with clients to create meal ideas that incorporate each nutrient of concern.
- Discuss ways to add more plant-based foods to kid-friendly meals.
- Define and understand supplement considerations for plant-based infants and children.
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, is the founder and plant-based chef of Delish Knowledge. She is the author of “Fresh Italian Cooking for the New Generation.”
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD reports the following relevant disclosures: she has received support from S&W Beans, HUM Nutrition, CA Strawberries, Skout Organic, and The Little Potato Company. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
Whitney English, MS, RD, is a former journalist and on-camera correspondent turned registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer. She is the founder of the popular website and YouTube channel, Whitney E. RD.
Together, they are Registered Dietitians, moms, and the founders of Plant-Based Juniors. Their popular, evidence-based platform has inspired thousands of parents to add more plants to their children's plates. They are the authors of the bestselling book, “The Plant-Based Baby + Toddler: Your Complete Feeding Guide for 0-3 Years.”
Whitney English, MS, RD reports the following relevant disclosures: she has received support from Soy Nutrition Institute, California Strawberries, Nasoya, Sumo Citrus, Haas Avocado - Love One Today, Wholly Guacamole, Skout Organic, The Wonderful Company, Daiya Foods, and KAMUT Whole Grains. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR