A growing number of Australians are adopting alternative diets to improve their health or address ethical concerns. As a dietary choice, vegetarianism attracts interest and debate over its responses to environmental sustainability, health and animal cruelty. There are many different forms of vegetarianism (including veganism), and many reasons why people choose a vegetarian lifestyle.
This book presents a range of useful information, much of it from vegetarian organisations which advocate ‘going vego’. What benefits does a vegetarian diet have over one which includes meat? How are the nutritional needs of vegetarians met, particularly among children and young people? What are the facts and myths surrounding vegetarian and vegan diets?
Chapter 1: Reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet
Chapter 2: Vegetarian diet and your health
Worksheets and activities; Glossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index