Raise Vegan August 2018 - Page 47

T he most important thing to remember is that educators have your child’s best interests in mind. Even if a vegan diet is foreign to them, know that many teachers will be open to learning what that means and how they can help facilitate that diet. While you may be packing or planning out your child’s lunch yourself, it is always helpful to inform the teacher of your child’s diet before any food-ori- ented events at school. They can be your eyes when students are swapping lunch items, classmates bring in treats for a birthday, or the cafeteria rolls out their weekly menu. Informing them of what your child cannot eat will help you to better support your child and prepare them for what options they do (or do not) have. When discussing veganism with your child’s teacher, it is impe