Day 24

Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and raising kids on a plant-based diet can be a great way to teach them about kindness, being healthy, and caring for our planet. Whether you're a parent, teacher, or someone who knows a child, you can help them learn to like plant-based foods.


To help kids grow up as vegans, it's important to make sure they eat a mix of different fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. This way, they get all the important stuff like protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12. A well-planned plant-based diet can give kids everything they need to be healthy and strong. Actually, studies show that vegan kids often have a lower chance of heart problems, and certain cancers. Plus, they get extra good things like fiber, antioxidants, and important nutrients from fruits, veggies, beans, and grains.


Being a vegan parent also means teaching kids about animals and why it's important to be nice to them. It's an opportunity to foster empathy and educate kids about the ethical reasons for veganism. Reading age-appropriate books, enrolling in humane education programs like VINE Sanctuary's Barnyard Buddies program for schools and homeschool groups, and engaging in conversations about animal rights can help children develop a deeper understanding of the impact of their choices on animals.


Vegan parenting is all about helping kids make smart choices, showing them that kindness matters for all living beings and teaching them to care about being healthy and good to the Earth.

Shout Out

Ruby Roth is a trailblazing author and illustrator renowned for her series of vegan-themed books tailored for children. Her works, including "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals," "V Is for Vegan," and "The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids," play a pivotal role in educating and inspiring young minds about the merits of compassionate and vegan living.

Shout Out

What kid doesn't love mac and cheese? For that matter, what adult doesn't love it too?! Here's a few different ways of making it vegan! Try them all out until you find a favorite!

Further Inspiration

Check out these two episodes of our talk show, In Context for more on how to talk to children about animals.

Visit the Humane Education page on the VINE Sanctuary website to learn about our on-site and virtual programs for children and youth.

Other Ways to Engage

Follow Us on Social Media


Get to meet the members of our multi-species community. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for an inside look into the daily adventures at the sanctuary.

Join the V2V Forum


Share your experiences with other challenge participants and get expert advice from longstanding vegans here.

Follow Us on Social Media


Get to meet the members of our multi-species community. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for an inside look into the daily adventures at the sanctuary.

Join our Book Club


The VINE Book Club meets monthly to discuss books of interest to animal advocates who work within an ecological awareness of the linkages between animal exploitation and other forms of injustice.Learn more here.


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