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A Scottish vegan mother-of-three who is raising her children vegan is urging more families to eat a plant-based diet.

Jude Dryden whose vegan children are seven, five, and 15-months-old, has called for more families to stick to a vegan diet once Veganuary comes to a close, the Daily Record reports.


Jude went vegetarian when she was seven-years-old after witnessing animals being driven to the slaughterhouse. She went vegan in her 20’s.

She told the Daily Record: “Some people might say I’m brainwashing my children, but I think it’s the other way around.

“I have told my kids we don’t eat animals because it’s cruel, but I was brought up eating meat without really knowing the truth of what it meant.

“As soon as I understood what those animals went through there is just no way I could have eaten meat again.

Health improvements

It is easier to shop vegan alternatives nowadays, Jude said. Plus, she ‘feels healthier’.

She added: “I would definitely recommend it, but not just for this month, and it’s never been easier to change to veganism.”

Ensuring her children are given plant-based meals at school is difficult, says Jude. After she pleaded with the council, one was provided.

School meals for vegan children

Schools in the UK have upped provision for vegan children in recent years but not without a fight.

One council in Scotland pledged to offer more meatless meals in a bid to improve health.

A mother’s plea in Brighton led the council to push for more plant-based options in schools across the region.

Emily is a News and Features Writer for Plant Based News. She has previously worked as a journalist in Devon, UK, reporting on local issues from politics to the environment.