She Won’t Eat Her Greens Food issues tackled

Q: My daughter says that she doesn’t want to eat meat. Is it OK for her to follow a vegetarian diet?
A: Your daughter is beginning to make some of her lifestyle choices based on a wider view of the world rather than being driven solely by her own needs and wants. Talk this idea through with her to check out her understanding of what she is giving up. Vegetarian diets can be a healthy way of eating, provided they are sufficiently well thought out. You will need to ensure that your daughter gets enough iron in her diet. Iron is associated with mental and physical development and a lack of iron (anemia) is one of the most commonly reported nutritional problems. As a vegetarian, your daughter will get ...

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