Annales 80.1 - Foods for the future and their potential impact on child nutrition

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Growth & Development Malnutrition Nutrition Health & Wellness

Since the issues on climate change and how it affects the food people eat was brought up in 2019, attitudes when it comes to diet have evolved. This includes the shift to plant-based diets which is thought to nurture the human body more than modern diets, while also being better for planetary health. With this, more individuals have implored a vegetarian or vegan diets. However, there are also numerous things to be considered, such as how it affects children’s diets, how can novel plant-based foods be safely introduced, and the special care needed to avoid deficiencies. With this, certain recommendations as to continued studies on the potential outcomes of consuming alternative plant-based drinks and meats in substantial amounts, and in policies for national advisory boards and proper guidance for parents choosing to feed their children a vegetarian or vegan diet.

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Since the issues on climate change and how it affects the food people eat was brought up in 2019, attitudes when it comes to diet have evolved. This includes the shift to plant-based diets which is thought to nurture the human body more than modern diets, while also being better for planetary health. With this, more individuals have implored a vegetarian or vegan diets. However, there are also numerous things to be considered, such as how it affects children’s diets, how can novel plant-based foods be safely introduced, and the special care needed to avoid deficiencies. With this, certain recommendations as to continued studies on the potential outcomes of consuming alternative plant-based drinks and meats in substantial amounts, and in policies for national advisory boards and proper guidance for parents choosing to feed their children a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Dr. Andrew Prentice

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