ABSTRACT

This chapter discusses whether parents have a moral obligation to raise their children on a vegan diet. There is a misconception about veganism that vegans must be careful because vegan diets are nutritionally deficient. Many argue that cooked vegan diets can be harmful to the physical and also to the social well-being of children, let alone raw vegan diets. I show that this is false and, in fact, consuming animal products is unhealthful. Furthermore, I consider raw veganism and children health. Raw veganism requires very little planning; it is highly nutritious, and easily digestible. At least as a diet it is simpler than any other diets. And since one consumes an abundance of fresh, uncooked fruit, leafy greens, and some nuts and seeds, a raw vegan diet is recommended to children.