I’m Raising My Kids on a Plant-Based Diet for Their Future

Susan S. Johnson

When I was 26, I had a humbling moment that would change my life’s trajectory.

I was writing my master’s thesis on the environmental impacts of the standard American diet when I suddenly realized that my food choices didn’t reflect my personal ethics or values.

This was particularly ironic because I’m a dietitian — someone who had dedicated herself to teaching others about the importance of nutrition.

Through my research, I became uncomfortably aware of social, ethical, and environmental issues that I had never considered. What stood out to me was how interconnected our everyday food choices are with all

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