I've been a vegetarian for quite a few years now. I eat dairy and eggs, and a fairly well balanced diet. I don't have any kids now, but I was discussing this with a friend the other day. She asked me if i'm going to raise my kids as vegetarians, and I didn't know what to say. Personally, I could never go back to meat again, and it would be hard for me to serve my kids meat because I would have to buy it and cook it which goes against what I believe in. But my friend pointed out that if I raised them vegetarian, they might never have a chance to decide for themselves if they want to be one or not since the sight of meat may disgust them like it disgusts me. I really want my kids to make their own decisions. Nutrition isn't really a concern because I've been practicing it for a few years and researching it and I feel like I would provide adequate diets (with dairy and eggs of course) for the kids. I know the kids will miss out on mcdonalds and pepperoni pizza at parties but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. Any vegetarian parents out there? What do you do?