There is still a lot of misinformation around vegan diets, particularly when it comes to children. Outdated views that children need calcium from cow’s milk, and animal protein, to grow properly, persist. Because of this, the decision to raise children on a vegan diet still remains controversial to some.
Many of us grew up being told that we need to drink cow’s milk to help us grow. Despite all the evidence showing that we don’t need dairy, and linking cow’s milk with a wide range of illnesses and diseases including an increased risk of bone fracture – the myth still persists.