Traugh, Susan M. Vegetarianism
Lucent Books see Gale/Cengage 2011 96p 30.80
978-1-4205-0272-5 ms/hs VG-BNS Nutrition & Health (Lucent/Cengage)
This is the book for teens who are questioning whether they want to become a vegetarian or for those who are researching the topic of vegetarianism. Includes chapter notes, glossary, an annotated list of organizations to contact, an annotated list of books, films, and web sites and an index.
This is the book for teens who are questioning whether they want to become a vegetarian or for those who are researching the topic of vegetarianism. The statistics about vegetarianism are up to date; the information in this title is based on many studies which are all documented by the author. The author notes the reasons that people become vegetarians and delineates the various types of vegetarians. This title also describes how vegetarian diets are changing the eating habits of Americans even though some may not be strict vegetarians. Traugh explains dietary effects on diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The tone of the book seems to lean a bit towards the vegetarian diet but also presents many arguments for and against this type of diet. There are clear and colorful photographs and charts throughout the book, all located at the appropriate places within the text. I found the sidebars to be unhelpful and unnecessary to the text, though. Sample recipes and meal plans will be valuable to readers who already are vegetarians or who are deciding whether to become one. The book includes chapter notes, a glossary, an annotated list of organizations to contact, an annotated list of books, films, and web sites and an index. This title is recommended for Tristate Books of Notes, Series for 2011. It is a very good, current title on the topic for middle and high school libraries. Weinraub, Tina