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Living on the Veg

Living on the Veg

A kids’ guide to life without meat


“If you’re thinking of turning vegetarian and living on the veg or have already taken the first step, remember this: You are not alone!” With kid-friendly language and lots of information, longtime vegetarians Clive Gifford and Jacqueline Meldrum offer kids advice and support in this guide on going vegetarian and eating less meat. Living on the Veg explores key reasons why people go vegetarian—from reducing animal cruelty to improving their health to protecting the environment and others. Various eating styles such as vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, and vegan are explained.

“So you’ve thought long and hard about it and decided to live life on the veg. What now?” A Q&A section gives kids answers to common questions people might ask them as new vegetarians, while information on maintaining proper nutrition is explained in easily digestible bites. A section with simple vegetarian recipes helps kids get started and plenty of tips—including breaking the news to parents, adopting a vegetarian diet, eating well, and options for eating out—offer kids advice and support through challenges and slip-ups as they make this change.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-429-7
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: U
Lexile Measure: 1160L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 8.25" x 9"
Page Count: 80
Praise for Living on the Veg

“Unreservedly recommended.”—Midwest Book Review
  • Common Core State Standards


    Next Generation Science Standards
    5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
    5-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity
    MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.9
    BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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