IS VEGANISM SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN?
For my second media analysis article I will be looking at recent articles exploring the idea of whether veganism is nutritionally safe for children. A case of a malnourished vegan infant in Italy, and the recent proposed bill to jail parents enforcing veganism on their children garnered worldwide media attention, and these stories have been a catalyst for a slew of articles examining whether veganism is a nutritionally viable diet for children.
I will explore articles published this year by both popular news and nutritional news outlets and by websites endorsing a vegan lifestyle. I anticipate that my key conclusions will be that while there are articles both for and against raising vegan children, many more endorse an ‘ethical’ childhood, as long as it is carefully structured and optimised for a growing body.