Going Vegan: A Healthy Guide to Making the Switch

Overview

Vegan food is good for you and for the planet. But if you're thinking of revolutionizing your diet, you need to get the facts first. Learn about the benefits and challenges of a diet that does not include meat or animal products such as eggs and dairy. Helpful tips, delicious vegan recipes, and how tos will make the switch so much easier. Want to change the world? Now you can, one plate at a time.

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Overview

Vegan food is good for you and for the planet. But if you're thinking of revolutionizing your diet, you need to get the facts first. Learn about the benefits and challenges of a diet that does not include meat or animal products such as eggs and dairy. Helpful tips, delicious vegan recipes, and how tos will make the switch so much easier. Want to change the world? Now you can, one plate at a time.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Emily Griffin
Stop and think. That is what vegans do before they eat. Being vegan can mean different things: some people abstain from eating meat, fish, dairy, and eggs. Others go further by avoiding items like gelatin and honey. This title, and the others in the series, offers an extremely approachable but thorough guide to eating healthy food. Five chapters explain why eating vegan is good for your body, the environment, and the economy. Creatively designed side bars, photograph captions, and bubbles add extra information—such as quick facts about food substitutions, the need for protein (easier than you think!), clothing materials vegans may choose to avoid, and much more. A strength of the book is how, in defining an aspect of veganism, it encourages questioning labels and practices. The overall message is a positive one, no matter what "diet" you follow, stop and think before you eat: consider what you are eating and why. Where did it come from? How does it impact the earth, its people, and its animals? Highly recommended. Includes a table of contents, metric conversions, glossary, index, and further resources. Personal stories of tweens and teens are interspersed. Reviewer: Emily Griffin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756545291
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: Food Revolution
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dana Meachen Rau is an author, editor, and illustrator of children’s books. She has written more than 100 books for children, many of them nonfiction in subjects including astronomy, history, and geography, as well as numerous biographies. She lives in Burlington, Connecticut, with her husband and two children.

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