Just like many parents who have converted to a holistic lifestyle, I struggled with feeding the rest of the family. At the time, I had recently divorced with my youngest child, a 6-year old boy, now 17, at home. While I fully embraced a raw/vegan lifestyle, my kids, for the most part, did not. Nevertheless, I wanted to find ways in slowly and painlessly integrate whole foods into their diet. It was a bit easier for my youngest child since he was born slightly before my transition. He was nursed as an infant and during is toddler years, I often made his food, as opposed to buying it pre-made. His lips has ever touched cow's milk, to the displeasure of his pediatrician, but I'll save that for another post. As he moved into pre-school, I became concerned about the types of foods being introduced to his diet at school. So, I decided to start packing my son's lunch and include the foods I felt would best serve his growing body.
Most recently, I commented on a post which drew support and criticism alike. However, I wanted to created the video below to address a few concerns with regard to healthy meal planning for their school-aged children. This information contained in the video should be construed as medical advice, but only to share information which has helped me and my family. Be sure to seek advice from your professional wellness practitioner before placing your child on any new meal or wellness program.
Regina Thomas Dillard is the author of "FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love", and founder of Inner + Sanctum Wellness, a business dedicated to assist others as they embark on their holistic journey. All products are handmade and sourced from reputable organic and natural ingredients purveyors.