Alice Yang, of Fort Worth, remembers the first time she realized where meat came from. On a family trip through Texas, Yang looked outside the car window at grazing cows. Gnawing on a favorite snack of beef jerky, she felt sick to her stomach. But it wasn't until college that she decided to go completely meatless. When her daughter was born two and a half years ago there was no question in Yang's mind that she wanted to raise Aria to be a "veggie" kid.
Along with Yang, nutritional experts and other vegetarian parents agree that the key to successfully raising vegetarian children is to educate yourself, and lead by example, and your kids will probably follow.