(THE SUN) — PARENTS who enforce a vegan or vegetarian diet on their children in Italy could soon be jailed for up to four years.
Proposed new laws would make it an offence to deprive children of the nutrients essential for their growth.
Elvira Savino, from Italy’s centre-right Forza Party, says her bill would prevent “radicalised” diets being imposed on youngsters.
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Vegetarian and vegan diets lack can lack zinc, iron, omega-3 and vitamin D and B12, she claimed.