“The VVF reports regularly on the growing volume of science showing the link between animal products and the collapsing health of our children and is largely ignored. Sensationalism is clearly more news-worthy than science. The truth is that meat, dairy are junk foods are destroying our children’s health. The facts are”:
‘Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the lifecycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence. Appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.’ These ‘certain diseases’ are the killer epidemics of today – heart disease, strokes, cancers, diabetes etc.
This is the view of the world’s most prestigious health advisory body, the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, after a review of world literature. It is backed up by the British Medical Association:
‘Vegetarians have lower rates of obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, large bowel disorders, cancers and gall stones.’
The World Health Organization thinks similarly: ‘Diets associated with increases in chronic diseases are those rich in sugar, meat and other animal products, saturated fat and dietary cholesterol.’
For further information contact Tony Wardle or Lee Jerome on 0117 970 5190.