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Online Resources to Educate Our Kids About Veganism

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Today’s post is about online resources to educate our kids about veganism. Yesterday, I shared some children’s books about being vegan. While I have quite a few links in this post, only one of them is really a lesson plan. And it’s about vegetarianism, not veganism. This tells me that there is a need for a vegan lapbook or notebook or something! Hopefully, I can get something together. We’re coming up on our next move (I’m already packing this house) so I don’t know how much free time I’m going to have. I really have a TON of updating to do! We found out that I have fibromyalgia along with the arthritis we already knew about. Now I understand why I’m so tired all the time and why I hurt so bad I cry! Anyway, this post is about educating our kids. I’ll catch you all up on me soon. :)

 

*Brendan Brazier had a free online course back in 2012 called “Plant-Based Performance Nutrition: How to unlock your mental and physical potential through food“.

Here is the class description:

Learn how to boost mental and physical performance on a plant-based nutrition program. Topics will include:

- High net gain nutrition: what it is and how you can benefits from it
- Biological debt: what it is, why it’s rampant in North america, and how to ensure you’re not a victim
- Boost energy holistically, without stimulants
- Enhance sleep quality (and therefore reduce amount of sleep needed to function at your best)
- Reduce recovery time needed between workout and therefore improve athletic performance
- Building a biologically younger body: how you can do it
- Alkaline-forming nutrition: How you can ensure what you eat will enhance your body’s efficiency and conserve energy with every move
- How to enhance mental clarity and improve focus and productivity

Now, this one is definitely something Mom needs to be present for. It’s a Q&A session with Brendan about being a plant-based athlete. I think this is great information for kids (and Moms)! Here is this great athlete who doesn’t eat animal products. He’s super fit and cool. I just really think this will appeal to kids. The course is an hour long. Breaking it up is probably a good thing because it’s not geared toward kids. Their mind may be mush if you have them watch the whole thing at once. I recommend stopping every few minutes and discussing what you just heard with the kids.

 

*PETA Kids 30-day vegan pledge has some info about being vegan and it’s geared towards kids. I’m not a fan of PETA. I don’t like their tactics at all. But they do have great info.

 

*PETA2 is the teen site for PETA, but it has some good info! Please watch the videos before you show your kids. They are graphic. My boys are a bit too gentle and animal loving to see them. They are the typical videos of factory farming that I’m sure we’ve all seen (and cried about).

 

*Teach Kind (another PETA thing) has free curriculum packs for teachers. Homeschool teachers included. Now, these are more about animal cruelty and living the kind life. Not really vegan living, but great FREE resources. That’s why I’ve included them here.

 

*TeenVGN is a great social site for vegan and veg teens! As with any social site, please check it out thoroughly before letting your kids on there. And please keep tabs on them. I’m not saying I think we should spy on our teens or invade their privacy, but I do think we need to know what’s going on in their lives and make sure they’re on the right path. :)

 

*The Vegan Society’s page “Why Go Vegan” has some good information and their page for “Raising a Vegan Family” has some good insights, too.

 

*This one is veg, not vegan but it’s a really good site! Young Veggie has it all and it’s all geared towards the kiddos.

 

*Generation Veggie is going to be an AWESOME resource for veg and vegans in the future. Their IndieGOGO just ended in March. I cannot wait for this to go live!

 

*I thought this was cute:  Top 10 Cool Ways to Celebrate Veganism With Your Kids

 

*Here is an actual lesson plan to teach kids about vegetarianism! There’s a bit a veganism, too.

 

*Ok, this is awesome! This is a list of kids that are vegan and their moms were vegan while they were pregnant with them. This one is GREAT for helping kids feel connected to others!

 

Ok, that’s what I came up with for online resources to educate our kids about veganism. I’m sure there are more great resources out there. If you know of any, please link them! I think I really should put together a true lesson plan to teach kids about being vegan. If you have any insight, I’m all ears!

 

 

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