In the past 6 months I have read so much overwhelming evidence in favour of eating a plant based diet that it is impossible to ignore.
I myself have followed a mostly plant based diet during that time, but DH is not really on board, thus we have meat and dairy in the house and with all meals.
I try and offer plenty of healthy, plant based alternatives for DD, age 4.5, but of course I can't stop her from eating the food DH eats nor do I feel it is right to preach against DHs diet.
She also eats lunch at DC with the other children (no one packs their lunch) which is meat or cheese based almost every day. If DD brought her lunch to kindergarten she would be the only one and she would miss out on a wonderful social routine as the children help set the table and serve the food themselves.
I don't want to force her around to my way of thinking, but I also feel that I have a responsibility to raise a healthy child and I am concerned about what the statistics are showing about cancer, heart disease, etc for those who eat animal products. In particular, DD drinks several glasses of milk a day and won't drink plant alternatives.
What do you other vegan mamas do about feeding your children, when other family members are not vegan?