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People become vegetarians for a whole range of reasons. Whatever the reason, it is important to have a well planned and balanced diet in order to be healthy and fit with energy to enjoy life and fun times. There may be health benefits to well-planned and properly balanced vegetarian eating. But if your vegetarian diet is not well planned and well balanced, your health can be affected.
There is a lot of information in this topic on the Parenting and child health section of our website
There is more about vegetarian and vegan eating on the Better Health Channel (Victorian Government site).
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor or other health professional.