Growing Up on Raw Foods — The New York Times_files
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Levi is 10 years old.
Since birth, he has eaten almost exclusively raw and vegan, meaning that no animal product, or any food heated over 118 degrees, passes his lips.
Before his birth, his parents, Dave and Mary Bowland, had “all these addictions to junk food, candy, pastry, fried fatty foods,” said Mr. Bowland, 47, an Internet consultant in Bobcaygeon, Ontario “We didn’t want Levi to grow up with those same addictions.”
The Bowlands are among a growing cadre of families who are raising their children on entirely uncooked fare: fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and sprouted grains. While most of these diets tend to be vegan, some do include raw meat or fish, as well as raw or unpasteurized milk, yogurt and cheese.