What, No Meat?!
What to Do
When Your Kid
Becomes a Vegetarian

by Debra Halperin Poneman

and Emily Anderson Greene

ECW Press, 2003

Your child's announcement comes as a shock. you've got enough on your hands trying to balance kids, careers, bills, exercise, your own aging parents, and everything else. No wonder you feel that having to learn to cook and shop in a whole new "vegetarian way" just might drive you over the edge. If you're willing to make the effort to accomodate your child's choice, but you want the whole thing to be as simple and effortless as possible, What, No Meat?! is for you.

This book offers simple, sound facts from trustworthy sources, like the American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association, and American Council on Nutrition, to allay your fears about nutritional deficiencies in a child's vegetarian diet. It also includes easy recipes to help make the transition as trouble-free (and tasty) as possible. And yes, you can still go out to dinner! Yes, you still can go to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving! This book tells you how. Most important, this book shows you how to support your child's transition to a vegetarian diet in a way that is harmonious, and maybe even fun.

Debra Halperin Poneman is the mother of two vegetarian children. She is a speaker on healthy food choices and natural alternatives to conventional medicine. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Emily Anderson Greene runs Viva Entertainment, a company that creates original educational videos, fitness videos, and documentaries on health and well-being. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband.

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