Obesity is the most common health problem facing children. The most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III suggest that 22% of children and adolescents are overweight and that 11% are obese. Get Fit Eat Well would love you to take part by encouraging kids to eat more plant base whole foods.

Going vegan means that you don’t eat or drink anything made from animals, like meat, fish, cheese, milk, eggs, and even honey. All of these foods and drinks hurt animals—but don’t worry, there are meat- and dairy-free versions of all your favorite foods that you can eat instead!

Here are our top tips to help you go vegan.

1. Help mom and dad make vegan versions of your favorite meals.
2. Try some yummy vegan meats and dairy alternatives.
3. Load up on fruits and veggies.
4. Choose vegan options in the lunchroom. If you’re not sure what to eat, just ask the lunch staff or pack your own cruelty-free lunch.
5. Tell your friends. You’ll want to let them know you don’t eat animals before attending a sleepover, party, or going out to eat with their family.

Here’s the scoop: Fruits, vegetables, seeds, beans, sprouts and grains all contain complete protein molecules. Just like meat. Raw foods also contain essential and non-essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein and muscle tissue. In addition, they have zero to moderate fat content and offer high quality carbohydrates. No empty calories!



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