FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2012
Contacts: John Cunningham (410) 366-VEGE
Sonja Helman (410) 366-8343
The Vegetarian Resource Group's Nutrition Advisor, Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, has authored The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book, published by Adams Media.
In this 304-page book, Mangels provides information about all aspects of a vegan pregnancy from choosing and working with a health care provider, to developing a vegan-friendly birth plan, to eating healthy throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Chapters include those focused on key nutrients including vitamin B12, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin D, protein, and iodine. Other chapters address unique consideration in each trimester, labor and delivery, and breast feeding. Practical matters such as shopping, food safety, and social issues for vegans are also covered. The book is filled with helpful lists including top vegan sources of iron, zinc, and calcium; a vegan food guide for pregnancy; snack ideas; and essentials to pack for the hospital or birthing center.
The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book also includes 150 recipes - from appetizers to desserts. Expectant parents can feast on Morning Cereal Bars, Tandoori Seitan, Cajun Collard Greens, and Apricot Ginger Sorbet.
Reed wrote the nutrition section for Simply Vegan published by The Vegetarian Resource Group. She co-authored the 2009 and 2003 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position papers on vegetarian diets. She is a Nutrition Editor for Vegetarian Journal.
Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who also don't use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit which educates the public about vegetarian and vegan diets. It publishes Vegetarian Journal, offers two $5,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism, and sponsors an e-mail list for parents of vegetarians (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vrgparents/). For more information, call (410) 366-8343; write to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; or visit www.vrg.org.
To order The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book, send $16.95 to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; Call 410-366-8343 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday; or visit http://www.vrg.org/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=81