Australian actress Teresa Palmer admitted she sneaks non-vegan food into her wannabe-vegan son's meals.

She explained that her 5-year-old son, Bodhi, is adamant he wants to follow a vegan diet. Palmer has revealed she feels forced to lie to him to ensure he eats meat and dairy.

Palmer told Australian radio show 2DayFM Breakfast that when he goes to birthday parties, he won't even eat birthday cake unless the parents hosting the party tell him that it's vegan.

"I'm constantly lying," she said, adding that he did however still have chocolate containing dairy on Easter Sunday.

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While Palmer herself follows a vegetarian diet and used to be vegan, she believes her son's obsession with veganism stems from his 11-year-old half-brother, Isaac.

Palmer believes her little boy has been influenced by his older half brother who is vegan. Photo / Instagram
Palmer believes her little boy has been influenced by his older half brother who is vegan. Photo / Instagram

She said: "All [of Isaac's] friends have become a little vegan group at school in America. They live in LA, there we go!"

Palmer's own diet hasn't always been so focused on vegetables. In 2018 she told the Telegraph she ate Hungry Jack's every day as a teenager.

"When I worked there, I would have a Whopper Junior meal with a lemon meringue pie on my lunch break," she said.

"I probably ate Hungry Jack's every single day of my life up until the age of 18, and now I've become vegan, so there are not really many options for me on the menu anymore."

Palmer used to be vegan herself but is now only vegetarian. Photo / Instagram
Palmer used to be vegan herself but is now only vegetarian. Photo / Instagram

She and her husband Mark Webber aren't supporting Bodhi being vegan in the same way other celebrities passionately raise their kids on the restricted diet.

Kourtney Kardashian speaks openly about how she raises her children dairy and gluten free, and Alicia Silverstone was one of the first celebrities to boast about the benefits of raising vegan kids.

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