Resources for Parents
Vegetarian Options for School Lunch Programs
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- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids tells you everything you need to know about feeding children plant-based foods. Written by Andrew Villamagna, M.D., and Dana Villamagna, with a foreword by Neal Barnard, M.D.
- Healthy Eating for Life for Children, by PCRM Expert Panel with Amy Lanou, Ph.D. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Available at your local bookstore or through PCRM Marketplace by calling 888-260-8458, or visiting PCRM’s Online Marketplace.
- Vegan In Volume offers quantity recipes for every occasion. The book, written by Chef Nancy Berkoff, R.D., is available through the Vegetarian Resource Group.
Healthy and Delicious Recipes
- Fruits & Veggies. More Matters: Produce for Better Health Foundation provides information on and recipes for preparing fruits and vegetables.
- Smart-Mouth The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Web site helps children understand food advertising and encourages them to make smart decisions in the face of relentless and sometimes irresponsible food purveyors.
- NoJunkFood.org offers information about legislation and other attempts to create a healthier learning environment in schools.
- VeganLunchBox.Blogspot.com is a blog written by a stay-at-home mom and features delicious vegan lunches she prepares for her son.
- VegFamily is the largest vegan parenting Web site on the net and is devoted to nutrition and healthy eating for vegetarian kids.
- Kids Get Healthy provides the tools you and your family need to achieve many of your health goals: up-to-date health and nutrition information, advice on changing habits, tips to get your family started, and plenty of delicious recipes.
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