Sustainable Living


In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 photo, vegan mother Fulvia Serra holds her 1-year-old son, Sebastiano, at home in Fort Collins, Colo. Serra, originally from Italy, and her husband, Scott, are raising their son vegan. Despite criticism and innuendo from some circles, pediatricians and nutritionists agree it's perfectly healthy to feed babies a vegan diet. However, parents need to be well-informed about the nutritional elements different foods offer, and work closely with their doctor or health care provider. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

“They stress the elements of veganism in these stories, but it’s not that these people aren’t giving their children the right kind of food, it’s that they aren’t feeding them,” said Fulvia Serra, of Fort Collins, Colorado. The native of southern Italy is raising her 1-year-old son vegan, and her 12-year-old daughter is vegetarian.