I am a vegan and raise my son as a vegetarian/organic animal biproduct eater. Pretty much he eats what my fiance and I eat..Unfortunately I could not get him into head start, which was a major bummer. I really wanted him to have that experience. But, I found this little day camp that I could walk him too everyday!! I am so excited to know he can still experience other kids and learn to be social.But, I have yet to talk to them about my son's diet. I am going Monday to get him registered.. how do I bring up the fact my son is not allowed to have milk and such? With the kids, they mainly drink soy milk or almond milk but he does drink organic milk on occasion. And any animal bi product has to be organic for him to be able to have it. It is sorta a compromise I have with my fiance ^_^ anyhoo.. I am willing to learn what they would normally have for snacks and try to match what the kids are having so he will not feel leftAnswer Question
Answer by SolaraDarkset at 2:27 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
I worked at a summer camp for years... and the kids that weren't "allowed" to eat things always had a tuff time!! I always felt so bad for them. We did have a few older kids that chose to be vegetarian on their own - it wasn't a mandate from thier parents - and they did alright. I wish you and your child luck with this!!
Answer by Morgain at 2:29 AM on Jul. 30, 2010
The easiest way (if you have a good relationship with your family doctor) is to bring a doctor's note stating your child's dietary restrictions, and plan to send all of his food and beverages. You may want to join a great support group for parent of vegetarians. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vrgparents/
Answer by rkoloms at 9:58 AM on Jul. 31, 2010