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Raising Vegetarian Children : A Guide to Good Health and Family Harmony Paperback – September 25, 2002
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Responsible, compassionate guidance and sound nutritional advice for parents of vegetarian kids
"A must-have for anyone who understands that how we feed our children says a lot about who they will become."
--John Robbins, author of the bestsellers Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution
"Ultimate guide for fit, healthy families . . . required reading for every parent--whether vegetarian or not!"
--Jay Gordon, M.D., FAAP, pediatrician and author of Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow
Vegetarianism is more than just a dietary decision; it's a lifestyle choice. But establishing that lifestyle within the bounds of ever-changing family dynamics can be a challenge. Perhaps you're a new parent concerned about imposing your vegetarian lifestyle on your baby, or you may be the head of a meat-eating family confused by your child's recent decision to become a vegetarian. With the compassionate, authoritative advice in Raising Vegetarian Children, every parent--regardless of his or her dietary preference--will discover how to achieve healthy harmony in a vegetarian household.
With nutrient-rich recipes for everything from breads to spreads, enticing entrées to delectable desserts, you'll meet and even exceed your child's dietary requirements. These veggie meals will smooth an infant's transition to solid foods or soothe the most finicky teen palate. In addition to nutritional needs, you'll learn to address the social and emotional aspects of vegetarianism, including:
- Helping your child cope with pressure to conform to a standard diet
- Ensuring that school officials, caregivers, and relatives abide by your child's dietary wishes
- Dining out in nonvegetarian restaurants and celebrating traditional, meat-eating holidays
About the Author
Joanne Stepaniak, M.S. Ed., is the author of The Vegan Sourcebook, Being Vegan, and nine other vegetarian cookbooks.
Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian and the coauthor of Becoming Vegetarian, Cooking Vegetarian, and Becoming Vegan.
Top Customer Reviews
Each stage of life has different nutritional concerns. Stepaniak and Melina address the stages with age-specific menu plans using recipes from Part 3 of the book. The authors begin Part 3 by giving some helpful cooking recommendations for new or aspiring "healthy" cooks. There are many easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly recipes, replicating non-vegetarian favorites. Not all recipes have a 100% whole foods approach, and some include ingredients like "veggie dogs" or "veggie meats." The recipes range from beverages and breakfasts to snacks and entrees. All of the recipes include nutritional information, even the desserts. The book also has a very well organized index that makes it easy to pick up and find a piece of useful information. Raising Vegetarian Children ends with a large resource guide and bibliography, so those who want to dig deeper also know where to go.-- Reviewed by Amy O'Neill Houck
A must-have for all vegetarian parents or parents of vegetarian kiddos.
P.S. You MUST try the FlaxJacks- they are to *die* for! :c)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really wanted to like this more than I did. The book had a lot less healthy tips on how to feed your kid vegetarian and a lot more touchy-feely how to be supportive of your... Read morePublished 16 months ago by L. Macafee
Sent this book to my son who has 5 vegan children. He enjoyed itPublished 17 months ago by Karen Michelle Lashley
Not what I was expecting deals with emotions more than lifestylePublished 18 months ago by Kuttnup250
Great informative resource. Whether you are a full-on vegan family or just want to add more fresh basic foods (fruits and veggies) for your children this is a great book to have.Published 23 months ago by lynnbbr
My cousin's wife recommended this book to me when I made the switch to veganism. It is a great resource, full of information and tips and tricks that make sure your pickiest of... Read morePublished on October 19, 2013 by K. C.
All of the recipes I have tried from this book have been delicious! The text I have not read cover to cover but love the nutritional guidelines and info.Published on October 11, 2013 by Marleen Caldwell
Gave them both to new mothers that wanted to raise their child the vegetarian way. Both mothers were delighted and said I always give wonderful gifts.Published on July 12, 2013 by patricia m walsh