Reply to post: Re: Criminal offence to impose a diet lacking in essential elements ?

Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

Ian Emery Silver badge

Re: Criminal offence to impose a diet lacking in essential elements ?

@heyrick

You need to learn what the difference is between a VEGETARIAN diet and a VEGAN diet; the difference doesnt seem very big, but in reality is is enormous; a Veggie diet is not to difficult to arrange for a child, as they can get proteins etc from eggs and cheese (and fish in some variants), but a vegan diet has no easy way to safely intake proteins (nuts being a big no-no for young children); soya products are about all they can readily have, and it doesnt contain the right mixtures a young child needs.

(and soya based baby milk is down to a single brand in the UK now, C&G ceased production of their excellent product after a fire, leaving only the slightly whiffy SMA version.

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