“Knowing the truth about where our food comes from is just so disturbing to me,” she says in a video for the non-profit Farm Sanctuary’s Compassionate Meals program, as she and Bear eat veggie burgers and kale salad.
“Once you see it, there’s no way to go back from that for me.” Bear is also asked what his favorite thing about being a vegan is. His response: “That you don’t have to eat yucky meat.”
Silverstone says it’s easy for her to feed Bear vegan foods, and she regularly makes easy-to-assemble meals like tacos and stir-fries.
“I can make all those things based on what’s in the fridge,” she says. “You always have a bean, you always have a whole grain.”
Silverstone says being vegan has “turned me into a health nut because you feel so good, you feel so different,” adding, “being able to do something that is good for the Earth, good for the animals, and good for you all at the same time seems like such a no-brainer.”
“It’s like the biggest ‘Duh!’”
Feeding your child a vegan diet has received a high amount of negative attention in the media recently. Headlines have spoken of parents malnourishing children by feeding them a vegan diet.
The truth is that a vegan diet has nothing to do with it.
The parents were just underfeeding their child. It happens every day in those who feed their children a meat based diet yet you never headlines including that fact.
While feeding children a vegan diet continues to receive the negative attention, Alicia Silverstone can be used as a perfect example of why you should feed your child vegan.
You teach basic human things such as health, compassion, and respect for animals.