Are There Nearly a Million Vegan Kids in America?

In an otherwise dull Washington Post article on vegetarian kids, Vegan Soapbox blogger Elaine Vigneault noticed something I skimmed past. The Post article references a February 2010 survey by the Vegetarian Resource Group, noting:

That’s an estimated 1.4 million young vegetarians today […]

[Reed Mangels, VRG’s Nutrition Advisor, noted] that two-thirds of these meatless kids are vegan.

In other words, if those figures are accurate, Elaine points out that there would be 924,000 vegan kids in the United States.

That number seems to good to be true, but if it is even remotely accurate, animal agribusiness will be screwed beyond belief as these kids grow up and start doing animal advocacy.  Link.