Ōtautahi – Nearly 60 percent of children in the UK are vegan or vegetarian or want to be, a new survey has found.
BBC Good Food surveyed 1004 children between the ages of five and 16.
The global food media brand discovered that right percent of participants were eating a fully plant-based diet. A further 13 percent were vegetarian.
Additionally, 15 percent of children said they would like to become vegan, and roughly one in five (21 percent) said the same about vegetarianism.
Reports didn’t clarify what the children’s reasons were for eating plant-based food. But sustainability was on their minds for at least part of the research.
The survey found that 44 percent of kids said they hope that no food is packaged in plastic in 10 years’ time.
Children are fascinated by eating habits, behaviours and opinions around food and are exploring alternative diets and methods of food production that could be more sustainable for the planet.
The recent findings reaffirm the widely held belief that young people are leading the charge toward plant-based living.
A 2019 BritainThinks report concluded that Gen Z and Millenials are slightly more likely to be vegan than older age groups.
A majority of young people (aged 15 to 20) were taking action to help fight the climate crisis. Specifically, 26 percent of participants said they eat plant-based to help protect the planet.
Meanwhile, seven-time Grand Slam tennis winner Venus Williams is expanding her plant-based protein brand.
Under Happy Viking, Williams is launching a new line of Superfood Plant Nutrition Powders, complete with 20 grams of protein in each serving.
The flavours come in Vanilla Bean, Triple Chocolate, Strawberry Smoothie, and Greena Colada.
Each yellow pea and brown rice protein blend also boasts top nutritional content from more than 35 whole foods including kale, buckwheat, and chia seeds.