I have been a vegetarian since 1989 I believe. When I decided I wanted to find a wife I decided privately that she would either have to be a vegetarian or quicly become one. In fact, through most of college (lol) I convinced nearly every woman I dated more than once that if we were going to see each other, she would have to give up meat. I know...I know..but hey whats a vegetarian to do? lol Anyhow, when my wife and I had our son we knew he would be a vegetarian as both of us have been this way for sometime. (She was vegetarian when I met her. lol) But we were surprised one to find out he a rare condition that make milk potentially fatal as a baby and then as a toddler when he developed beginning stages of allergies. So he ended up being a vegan. No meat, no dairy - no exceptions. I want to share with those that are hesitant that my son is smart, lively, strong, bigger than most 2 years old and otherwise unaffected by the myths that only meat and milk will do. Even though I have been off meat for a long time, I had my own fears as a child is more vulnerable than an adult. But through a few situations I was forced to go the distance and I am pleased to say that Veganism can work - even in children. I will post some vitamins and nutrutional info that you may want to consider when transitioning your child later on.