Prof Allen said: "Animal source foods have some nutrients which are not found anywhere else. If you're talking about feeding young children and pregnant women and lactating women I would go as far as to say it is unethical to withhold these foods during that period of life.
"There's a lot of empirical research that will show the very adverse effects on child development of doing that."
She was especially critical of parents who imposed a vegan lifestyle on their children which denied them milk, cheese and butter as well as meat.
"There's absolutely no question that it's unethical for parents to bring up their children as strict vegans," she said.
Will Sue Kedgeley be raising this matter in the House or in an alarmist press release? Hmmm, probably not.