She reasoned: “People will say, ‘What are you doing forcing veganism on a child, and forcing them not to eat meat?’ But actually, you’re not forcing them, you’re cooking for them.
“Every parent forces food on their child because that’s what you cook them.
“But I think, to give an animal to a child, if they actually knew what they were eating, which most young kids don’t – they haven’t clicked on that they’re eating a chicken or a cow, animals that they’ve just read a book about – then they wouldn’t like it.
“It’s really easy to make sure he gets everything he needs. The big thing that people always ask about is protein, but actually in a lot of vegetables there’s more protein than you get in pieces of meat or animal products.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”