The Young Vegetarian's Companion

The Young Vegetarian's Companion

by Jan Parr, Sarah Durham, Sarah Durham
     
 

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More and more people are becoming vegetarians, for a variety of ethical, religious, health, environmental, and lifestyle reasons. Jan Parr covers everything there is to know about the history of vegetarianism, the different reasons people have for going vegetarian, the benefits to the planet, and one's health. This book focuses on the health issues of younger…  See more details below

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More and more people are becoming vegetarians, for a variety of ethical, religious, health, environmental, and lifestyle reasons. Jan Parr covers everything there is to know about the history of vegetarianism, the different reasons people have for going vegetarian, the benefits to the planet, and one's health. This book focuses on the health issues of younger vegetarians, emphasizing that not only will a vegetarian diet improve their health for today and for life, but it is also a positive way of being different.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-A good source of information on the reasons for becoming a vegetarian and the lifestyle issues stemming from that choice. Parr targets an audience of teens who have chosen the vegetarian lifestyle and seek support or who are close to making that choice. She is not particularly objective in her coverage and dives in by debunking a number of "myths" about the risks of going vegetarian. She raises many environmental issues and refers to numerous ethical and religious traditions supporting vegetarianism. Animal rights and factory farming receive graphic treatment. The author concludes with a discussion of how to be a vegetarian in teen social circles, as well as within the nuclear family, and offers substantial information on specialized nutrition. Her sources, well documented chapter by chapter, lean heavily on "vegetarian" publishers and periodicals. No recipes are included. Judy Krizmanic's A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian (Viking, 1994) is less heavy-handed on the personal politics and more generous with practical help, nutrition information, and recipes. Lila Perl's Eating the Vegetarian Way (Morrow, 1980; o.p.) offers a more objectively balanced treatment but less outright information on nutrition; it does include some recipes.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531112779
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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