It did occur to them, in fact. As said before, they had to awkwardly ask if he needed meat to survive. They would have gone out to get him bugs or worms if they needed to, despite not being used to catching them for food. Luckily for them, they didn’t need to make that adjustment. Wellwood is plentiful with all kinds of non-meat foods that provide the nutrients a young Sam could need.

And lets remember that Sam isn’t a big meat-eater like his brother is! It would be easier for him to adapt to a steady diet of roots, vegetables, mushrooms and fruits, along with Sam and Bowman’s favorite honeycomb!

Hah, it’s true! The wood sprites of Wellwood are all vegetarians. Interestingly enough, when Sam arrived, one of the first things the sprites did was see what their Archives had on humans. They discovered there that humans do eat meat, and then came an unbearably awkward conversation with Sam. It was hard to figure out how to bring it up with him, but it was kind of important that they know … would a human eat a sprite? And did they need to figure out a way to get meat for him, or could he survive without it?

Thankfully they could smooth that over after many perplexed looks and probably lots of cringing.

Sam grew up with a sprite diet, since it would be hard for them to get meat for him. It worked out well, because the food was all extremely healthy and helped him grow into a strong young knight!