This product is free for VN DPG and PNPG members.
This webinar was presented live on March 27, 2023.
Beverages play an important role in supporting a child's growth and development. Cow's milk has long been recommended for children as a primary beverage after they are weaned from human milk or infant formula; however, some children are not able to consume dairy due to medical or dietary reasons. With the rise of different plant milks on the market, their nutritional profile varies greatly and not all may serve as a primary beverage for growing children. This webinar will serve as an introduction to the different types of plant beverages on the market and how to identify a non-dairy alternative that is nutritionally suitable for kids to support proper growth and development. Clinicians will be able to better counsel families and children on a nutritionally appropriate plant milk based on their individual needs and accessibility to support a child's health and overall growth.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.7.5, 10.3.6, 8.5.4
- Identify what nutrition requirements constitutes as an appropriate alternative beverage to cow's milk
- Recognize an appropriate plant beverage for growing children through the use of nutritional labels
- Support families in choosing an appropriate plant beverage individualized to their nutritional, cultural and preference needs
Karla Moreno-Bryce, MDA, RD, LD
Karla Moreno-Bryce specializes in vegan nutrition for infants, toddlers, and children. She supports vegan parents in feeding their children a well-balanced and supplemented vegan diet to support a proper growth and development. Her mission is to advocate and support vegan parents like herself to follow an eating pattern that aligns with their values. She is the author of the digital Vegan Kids Cookbook that includes simple recipes the entire family can enjoy. Karla follows a vegan lifestyle with her husband and two daughters as a way to extend compassion for animals.