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Hi there... I just found this site and am hoping you all can help me! My daughter recently decided she wanted to be a vegetarian. She has been doing great (i am a long time veg so she's not a stranger). I was wondering if anyone could recommend some books bout the importance of nutrition and making smart choices. She is 10 years old, so they would need to be geared towards the 'tween set.

I just want to make sure she understands that yes, french fries may be vegetarian, but they are still "sometimes" food and that her body needs higher quality food to grow strong and healthy. Obviously, I will guide her... But she is an avid reader and fascinated with health, so figured this would be a good way to open up the dialogue between us.

In any case, do books like this exist? Or do I need to start writing one? Lol!!!

Thank you kindly for any suggestions.

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    Posted by ahimsa32fa at 09/02/14 04:59:01

    "The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter"
    by Jim Mason and Peter Singer

    "Pleasurable Kingdom" and "Second Nature"
    by Jonathan Balcombe

    "The Pig Who Sang to the Moon"
    by Jeffrey Moussant Masson

    "Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals" by Linda Hogan

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    Posted by OhSusanna at 09/02/14 07:34:06

    oh, thank you so much... I will go take look at these books now. I very much appreciate your time!


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    Posted by NickAikey at 10/05/14 04:24:20

    Here are some great books on "veganism". More simply life naturally.

    "80/10/10" By Douglas Graham. (kids)

    "Carb the [censored] up!" (For adults)

    "Go Fruit Yourself" (teens/adults)

    Also check out


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    Posted by Andy.R at 11/20/14 20:45:40

    The Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Guide" by Lisa Dorfman. It has guidelines about nutrition for athletes and how to support your individual needs on a vegetarian/vegan diet.

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