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Is vegetarianism healthy for children

Published on Feb 23, 2018in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition6.70
· DOI :10.1080/10408398.2018.1437024
Nathan Cofnas4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Oxford)
Abstract
AbstractAccording to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' influential position statement on vegetarianism, meat and seafood can be replaced with milk, soy/legumes, and eggs without any negative effects in children. The United States Department of Agriculture endorses a similar view. The present paper argues that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ignores or gives short shrift to direct and indirect evidence that vegetarianism may be associated with serious risks for brain and body development in fetuses and children. Regular supplementation with iron, zinc, and B12 will not mitigate all of these risks. Consequently, we cannot say decisively that vegetarianism or veganism is safe for children.
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