1 in 5 children want to follow a vegan diet, new survey finds

According to a recent survey, over 20% of children in the UK are already vegans and an additional 21% would like to be vegetarians.

A vegan diet involves avoiding all animal products, whether it is meat or a food used with animal products, such as milk.

The Press Association reported that 8% of children between the ages of 5 and 16 are on a vegan diet and 13% are vegetarians. These results come from a survey carried out by BBC Good Food.

15% of children said they wanted to follow a vegan diet, while 21% said they wanted to follow a vegetarian diet.

Picky eaters were rare, with those interviewed keen to take over the cooking, cooking and meal preparation and keen to try all kinds of foods.

The survey further found that children are concerned about the use of plastic packaging on food, with 44% stating that they would like it not to be on food during the course. over the next 10 years. However, only 37% believed it would happen.

Christine Hayes, editor-in-chief of BBC Good Food, said: “It was fascinating to study children’s eating habits, behaviors and opinions regarding food.

“The results are revealing and show that far from being picky eaters, kids want to take over the country’s kitchens – cook and prepare meals, try different types of food.

“They are passionate about exploring alternative diets and food production methods that could be more sustainable for the planet. ”

Censuswide surveyed 1,004 children aged 5 to 16 in July and August.