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    Vegetarian Pregnancy & Babies

    Dr. Spock's Baby & Child Care,
    by Benjamin Spock, M.D.

    Dr. Spock, the most recognized authority on children's health ever, explains that the best, healthiest diet for children is one free from animal products. He cites numerous health benefits (including resistance to colds and infections), as well as allaying fears about the adequacy of non-animal diets . Note: This is a general book about baby and child care, and not just about nutrition.


    Your Vegetarian Pregnancy
    by Holly Roberts

    Drawing on 25 years of experience as a vegetarian, mother and osteopathic obstetrician-gynecologist, Roberts strikes an inspirational tone in this handbook, offering practical and spiritual advice to women wondering about the safety of a vegetarian diet during pregnancy. There's nothing to worry about, writes Roberts, who offers nutritional guidance that will, for example, provide a vitamin B1 intake "superior to meat-eaters." She addresses everything from protein requirements to labor pains and nursing positions, with a zeal for the vegetarian diet that can seem almost religious.


    Vegetarian Baby
    by Sharon Yntema

    "From personal experience, backed by extensive research and documentation, Yntema demonstrates that babies can thrive on a meatless diet. Advice ranges from ways to prepare foods that will fulfill all of a baby's nutritional requirements to dealing with allergic or fussy eaters. Interviews with successful vegetarian parents supplement the clear, well-organized information. Useful charts and tables help readers find answers to specific questions."

    This is an old book (1980) but I include it here because many readers have said that Yntema's story of her own vegetarian pregnancy is inspiring -- as well as the reassurance provided by interviews with other vegetarian parents.


    Vegetarian Kids / Children

    What, No Meat?!
    What to do when your kid becomes a vegetarian
    by Debra Halperin Poneman & Emily Anderson Greene

    Oh no! What do you do when your kid becomes a vegetarian? You get this book, that's what you do. Two parents hold your hand and tell you what to expect and how to handle a vegetarian child with minimal disruption to your family's routine. Contains a wealth of easy recipes and practical advice -- as well as reassuring you with solid science why your child won't suffer from malnutrition.


    Raising Vegetarian Children
    by Joanne Stepaniak, Vesanto Melina

    When parents choose a vegetarian lifestyle for their child, it can set family fingers wagging in dietary disapproval. It's no easier on steak-loving parents when Junior announces he's sworn off meat. With the strategies in Raising Vegetarian Children, parents can ease family tensions and learn to accommodate the nutritional and emotional needs of their vegetarian offspring. It includes a detailed explanation of the Vegetarian Food Pyramid and its vitamin- and protein-rich foods, allays concerns over dietary gaps, and is packed with recipes that will please any growing vegetarian, from infant to teenager.


    Better than Peanut Butter & Jelly:
    Quick vegetarian meals your kids will love!
    by Wendy Muldawer

    Innovative snack and party ideas, menus, nutritional analysis, and cooking/kitchen tips--over 150 vegetarian recipes that will make even the fussiest kids happy.

    One reader says: "I wish I'd found this book years ago not for my kids, but for me. The meals are easy to prepare, and I LOVE the section on packable stuff."


    Vegetarian books FOR kids

    A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian. No pressure to convert -- just the straight facts: definitions of vegetarian diets and reasons why people choose them; practical advice on dealing maturely with concerned parents and amazed friends; and what to eat (starter recipes included) and why. There are also extensive appendices packed with useful information, such as how to get in touch with veggie organizations, lists of books and magazines to explore, plus much more. Clearly written, the upbeat text is a boon for the growing numbers of young adults who are health-conscious, environmentally friendly, or animal-rights advocates.


    Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes Kitchen-Tested by Kids for Kids by Dorothy R. Bates. A collection of kids' favorite vegetarian recipes recommended by The New York Times as one of the top six kids' cookbooks on the market. The recipes highlight healthful foods kids like to eat and cook themselves. Instructions are presented simply and clearly and are suitable for youngsters ten and older.


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