10:45 a.m. – Raising a Vegan Family (Panel Discussion)

Join the panel discussion on raising a vegan family, featuring Janet Kearney, Co-Founder of Raise Vegan Magazine. The panel also includes father of two and author of The Smart Parents Guide to Raising Vegan Kids and The Skeptical Vegan, Eric Lindstrom; and local vegan parents Eric Sharer, Amrit Singh, and Claire Henderson Jain.


Co-founder of Raise Vegan, Inc.


Board member of Capital Region Vegan Network, mom of two vegan babes.


With 25 years of advertising, design, and marketing experience, Eric C Lindstrom is the Director of Marketing for Compassion Over Killing and the author of two books on going vegan, “The Skeptical Vegan” and “The Smart Parent’s Guide to Raising Vegan Kids.” Lindstrom is also the host of “The Skeptical Vegan” on YouTube. Lindstrom resides in Ithaca, NY with his vegan wife and two vegan toddlers.


Amrit Singh is a vegan mom of 2 strong, healthy, thriving, vibrant and bright boys, ages 10 and 14. She has been vegan for 12 years and has raised both of her sons vegan, as well (one since he was just an embryo!). In addition to her full-time job as a social worker, Amrit leads yoga classes to members of local organizations and clubs. She served as the Vice-President and Board Member of Capital Region Vegan Network (formerly Albany Vegan Network) for 2 and 3 years, respectively.


Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CDN, is a Registered Dietitian and culinary nutritionist, who is dedicated to promoting and embracing the health benefits of a vegan diet for disease prevention, treatment, and optimal health. Eric has extensive culinary arts training from Johnson & Wales University, and a vast understanding of oncology nutrition from his work with the esteemed Block Medical Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment. Eric embraces lifestyle changing to create individually tailored plans to help one optimize their health. Eric has worked with diverse patient population including those with cancer, diabetes, congestive heart failure, HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities, IBS/Crohns/Colitis, the pediatric population and many others. Eric is past President, Vice President and Outreach Coordinator for the Albany Vegan Network.

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