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The Sonya Looney Show

Hey everybody! My name is Sonya Looney and welcome to my podcast. For those of you who don’t have any context on me, I’m a plant-based World Champion ultra endurance mountain biker. I travel the world and have met some incredible people with world class attitudes and ways of living that motivate me daily, and I want to share their paths of mastery with you. This is a podcast interviewing inspiring leaders across the categories of wellness, endurance fitness, plant-based nutrition, mindset, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself.

May 21, 2021

Wondering how to feed your toddler or baby a plant-based diet or if it's even safe? What about how you communicate around the relationship we have with food? Well, the Plant-Based Juniors crew is here to help.

Enter Whitney English and Alex Caspero, Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainers, and Moms who founded Plant-Based Juniors (PBJ). Together, they created a community and incredible resource for families who want to raise their kids with a mostly plant-based diet. Relying on evidence-based nutrition advice, Whitney and Alex empower parents to make the best nutrition decisions for their families. And pssst, not only is safe to feed your children a plant-based diet, but there are many positive short-term and long-term health benefits. Studies show that plant-based children have a much lower risk of obesity, have lower levels of inflammatory signaling molecules, and they learn to love fruits and vegetables from an early age. Plant-based children are also exposed to much fewer environmental toxins typically found in animal tissue. And an unexpected finding? It might even be beneficial for cognitive development.

PBJ is for parents who wish to create any type of dietary environment at home - vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, and more. Focusing on science, PBJ offers recipes, meal planning tips, kitchen hacks, and more. They have so many free resources on their website answering just about any question you can think of. With the understanding that getting kids their nutrition needs takes strategic planning, PBJ offers many free resources and recommendations based on research for parents to successfully implement plant-based nutrition at home.

With a recently released book, The Plant-Based Baby and Toddler, Whitney and Alex join The Sonya Looney Show to discuss plant-based diets for kids, healthy eating, and more.

This podcast isn't just about nutrition and helping your kids (plant-based or not) eat more fruits, veggies, and legumes. It's about how we communicate with our kids about food, treats, body image, labeling food and so much more.