My name is Sarah and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I’ve been vegetarian for over 15 years and in the past 4 years have come to realize what a great choice this has been for my health. I initially decided to be vegetarian for animal welfare reasons. In the back of my mind I knew it was healthier too, but I was young, naive and a bit short-sighted, and not concerned about illness or disease, which I had been fortunate enough not to experience. As an adult with a newborn baby, I spent a lot of time researching how to get my newborn son off to the best start, and was surprised about the amount of literature pointing to the long term health benefits of a plant-based diet. I am happy to report that at 3 years old, he is healthy, full of energy, loves beans & vegetables and can identify ‘junk’ as something you shouldn’t have too much of.