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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Sid Garza-Hillman, the Small Step Advocate™. He is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto, host of the Approaching the Natural Podcast, and host of his own YouTube Channel. Sid graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Philosophy, and is a motivational speaker, certified nutritionist, and Health Coach, working with private clients all over the world. He is also the Nutritionist and Programs Director at the Stanford Inn’s Wellness Center. Sid Garza-Hillman lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children and recently completed both 50km and 50-mile ultra-marathons.

During the show we address the challenges and wins of raising vegan children. There is an abundance of misinformation out there that keeps others questioning the choices the plant-based and vegan community make when it comes to our children. Together, we share a crazy amount of professional and personal experience that will help you make sure your children are living both happy and healthy lives!


In this episode we discuss:

  • Starting your children off as vegan vs transitioning them
  • Challenges for vegan children
  • Nutrition and social pressures
  • Fallacies
  • How to set good examples
  • Responding to questions
  • Being a small step advocate
  • Small changes
  • “Depriving our children”
  • Birthday parties, school lunches
  • Healthy vs happiness
  • Deprivation


Links to things we mentioned:

21 Day Vegan Party

Sid Garza-Hillman’s: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Strava

Approaching the Natural Podcast

Approaching The Natural: A Health Manifesto by Sid Garza-Hillman

The Stanford Inn

Vegan Running Retreats

Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond and Marilyn Diamond


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