Just want to hear what parents have been doing to support their food choices when they live and work in communities where food practices like avoiding meat and dairy are not so respected.
I have been dealing with grandparents who see my daughter regularly disregard my instructions, coworkers, and daycare teachers disrespect the diet I believe is healthy and ethical.
I feel the best I have ever felt in my life eating the way I do right now. I am vegan, and I eat as many organic fruits and veggies, and a generous amount of plant based proteins (beans, lentils, hemp, soy).
Its becoming pretty insulting in some ways.
I understand my daughter is going to be growing up in a world of meat and dairy consumers, and I understand I was also raised on those foods. HOWEVER, I know that environmentally eating GMO's is not good for me, and it certainly can't be good for a young child to consume regularly, or what I'm most concerned about is my child believing that those 'other' foods are somehow 'better' and i am trying to deprive her of them.
What do you do? How do you go about living your lifestyle and not feel like a 21st century social leper??