- Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy and egg products (this is the most nutritious vegetarian choice for growing teens).
- Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products but do not eat eggs.
- Ovo-vegetarians eat eggs but do not eat dairy products.
- Vegans eat food from plant sources only; they do not eat eggs, dairy products, or honey.
Recipe By Healthy Eating For Families October is National Vegetarian Month! By: Jodie Shield, RD More kids are saying no to meat and going green - they're eating vegetables! But is a vegetarian diet OK for kids? If your child wants to become a vegetarian, there's no need to panic. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a well-planned vegetarian diet is appropriate for all people at all stages of life, and this includes growing children and teens. However, the key phrase here is well-planned. Candy bars and soft drinks qualify as a vegetarian fare, but they are, of course, not healthy foods. A registered dietitian (RD) can help you and your son or daughter design a vegetarian eating plan that provides needed nutrients and is high in fiber, low in solid fat and cholesterol, and conducive to promoting a healthy weight. Here are some important vegetarian menu-planning topics you will want to keep in mind and discuss with your child or teen and the RD. I'm a Vegetarian! So you want to be a vegetarian - what kind? While all vegetarians exclude meat, some eat certain animal products, such as milk and eggs, and some do not.