Parents in Italy Could Face Jail if They Impose a Vegan Diet on Their Children

New legislation proposed by the Forza Italia party in Italy would see parents who impose vegan diets on their children being handed down prison sentences. Elvira Savino, who proposed the law, said that there was "no objection" to adults who choose to follow vegan and vegetarian diets. But, Savino added, "a problem arises when children are involved." Parents whose children suffered from malnutrition related problems as a result of their diet could face up to four years in jail – with a possible longer sentence for children under three-years-old.

There Really Is No 'One Size Fits All' Diet Plan, According To Study

Have you ever followed your doctor’s weight loss nutrition plan to a T, only to stubbornly remain at the exact same weight -- or worse, gain weight? There’s a reason for that, according to an ambitious research project by scientists in Israel. Researchers Eran Elinav and Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science have just published the results of a large, comprehensive study in the journal Cell that found people can metabolize the exact same foods in very different ways.