In this summer re-play, we are re-posting an episode from 2018 on vegetarian diets. We discuss the reasons kids and teens choose to become vegetarian and talk about the health and climate benefits of a vegetarian diet. We also discuss key nutrients that may be missing from a vegetarian diet and how to ensure adequate intake of protein, calcium, iron, omegas and other micronutrients.


We thank Staci Collins – pediatric dietician at UCD for reviewing this episode, although we take complete responsibility for any errors or misinformation and acknowledge that some information may have changed since its original publication in 2018.

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