, a cardiologist on the show remarked that even though studies show going vegan can help cut childhood obesity, he didn't think that was a realistic option. Is he right? The local vegan society was not pleased with what they heard from the doctor on Connections. This is their rebuttal: it includes a look at nutritional guidelines, as well as new higher end dining options in Rochester. But what about socioeconomics? What about kids in poverty? We'll hit that, too.