by: Gayle Guyardo Posted: Jan 12, 2023 / 11:16 AM EST Updated: Jan 12, 2023 / 11:16 AM EST
With more American families turning towards plant-based diets, many wonder if it’s safe for children.
A well-reported risk of veganism is the depletion of certain micronutrients, like vitamin B12 and minerals, that are readily available from animal-derived products.
That’s why it’s important to get a variety of different plant-based foods, monitor your nutrient intake, and if necessary, take a supplement.
Pediatrician, Berger David S MD, who heads up Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care in Tampa, Florida, joined Gayle Guyardo the host of the global health and wellness show Bloom with ways to safely have children incorporate a vegan diet.
You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at 2pm on WFLA News Channel 8.
Bloom is now part of DBTV Network Seen in Over 300 Million Households worldwide, including Roku TV, and Amazon Fire.
Bloom also airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.