Author: Vesanto Melina, R. D.
Author: Brenda Davis, R.D.
The evidence is in-- millions of people are moving toward a vegetarian diet because it offers a healthful and
environmentally sound alternative to the standard diet. Becoming Vegetarian is the ultimate source for
making this valuable and beneficial life change. Packed with authoritative vegetarian and vegan nutrition
information from established and savvy experts, this powerful book takes the worry out of making an
important, healthy transition.
Here' what's inside:Vegetarian food guide for optimal nutrition and easy meal planningDelicious, easy
recipesHelpful guidelines for those who are just starting outCutting edge scientific information for
experienced vegetariansNutrition essentials from infancy through our senior yearsPractical tips for weight
controlMuch, much moreThis comprehensive update of an international bestseller is the one resource that
contains everything you need to know about becoming a vegetarian or fine-tuning a vegetarian diet. From
dealing with awkward social situations to making sure you're getting all the necessary nutrients, let
Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis give you the information you need to achieve a healthful vegetarian life
with ease. Change the way you look at food and your health forever-- start following the dynamic, easy-to-
implement advice in Becoming Vegetarian today.
Vesanto Melina, R. D.
Vesanto Melina, M. Sc., R.D., was trained at the University of Toronto and the University of London,
England, and taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Seattle's Bastyr
University. She was a coordinator for the vegetarian section of the Manual of Clinical Dietetics(Dietitians
of Canada and the American Dietetics Association) and is co-author of the nutrition classic "Becoming
Vegetarian" (now in eleven countries and three languages), as well as "Cooking Vegetarian', "Becoming
Vegan" and "Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer".Vesanto is widely known in the media -
press, TV and radio. She is an internationally known speaker and has presented workshops on the topic
of vegetarian nutrition to over 1800 dietitians throughout. North America. Vesanto received the prestigious
Clintec award for leadership in dietetics. She regularly consults for government and industry and for
individual clients.To complement her scientific expertise is Vesanto's joy in creating food that is healthy,
delicious and simple to prepare. Her website is http://www.nutrispeak.com <br>
Brenda Davis, R.D.
<br>Brenda Davis is a registered dietitian in private practice, an author and an internationally acclaimed
speaker. She became a committed, ethical vegetarian 13 years ago when she was moved to explore the
consequences of food choices beyond personal health. Brenda completed an honors degree in Human
Nutrition at the University of Guelph, followed by an internship in Ottawa Ontario. She has worked as a
public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant, academic nutrition instructor,
and is currently the Past-Chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American
Dietetic Association. Brenda is co-author of three books - the best-seller, Becoming Vegetarian, its
companion, Becoming Vegan, and the newly released Dairy-free and Delicious. She answers nutrition
questions on the VegFamily website. Brenda lives in Kelowna, British Columbia with her husband Paul,
and two teenage children, Leena - age 17 and Cory - age 14, all vegetarians.