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IVU’s Booklet on Vegan Nutrition for Kids and Adolescents

IMG 9319The Vegetarian Nutrition Booklet – A Dietary Approach to Vegetarianism for Kids and Adolescents. 

The intention of this booklet is to present to kids and adolescents a healthy vegan diet. It asks:

Have you ever heard of veganism before?

Are you a vegan?

Do you know any vegans?

How about we start from the beginning?

The Vegetarian Nutrition Booklet was a demand of Zac Lovas, president of VegVoyages Foundation who are setting up a series free Vegan mini-English class village evening schools–where in addition to kids (8 to 14 years) learning English in the evening (open 5-8 pm 6 days a week) they also learn about animal welfare, conservation, recycling and environment protection, and better health (personal and planet) through a vegan diet. 


It is being implanted first in Cambogia in two different locations 610b0959 fc44 4964 b7a8 4cf1bb08e437and after these, they have scheduled to open an additional free Vegan -English class village evening mini-schools outside of Battambang (also in Cambodia), and then another couple schools using the same model in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and in Laos.

All the areas are very rural (and economically very, very lower income) so there are no afterschool English classes available for the students anywhere nearby. So we're building the classrooms with attached mini-library - which the kids really like and they will help decorate so it encourages them to come to class (the classrooms will be like a mini-community center and library all in one)."

All the areas are very rural (and economically very, very lower income) so there are no afterschool English classes available for the students anywhere nearby. So we're building the classrooms with attached mini-library - which the kids really like and they will help decorate so it encourages them to come to class (the classrooms will be like a mini-community center and library all in one)."


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The Booklet was also adopted by Brazilian Vegetarian Society (Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira - SVB), and it will be used as material on the project Segunda Sem Carne (Meatless Monday).

Apart from that the Booklet will be used also as a material in a school in the countryside of Parana, Brazil for kids of about 10-12 years.

The Japan Vegetarian Association, whose president is now on the International Council of IVU will translate the Booklet into Japanese.

It was written by Milena Brandao, a Nutritionist who also took part in the IVU's Vegan Nutrition Guide for Adults. 

Zac Lovas, from Veg Voyages Foundation, based in Jakarta, but traveling all around Asia, asked us for some help in the schools they are opening in Cambodja: 

"Any type of materials - printed (pdf/digital links, and/or any design files that we can translate to Khmer here so we can translate/print out here), videos (downloadable links or mp4), game ideas, etc. - anything for kids between ages 8 to 14 years old that would help them learn about animals, animal welfare, conservation, environment, protecting the planet and the health and environmental benefits of a plant based diet - would be wonderful. Nutritionist advice would be wonderful as well!"

Download it here