Resources for parents
The Vegetarian Society is an educational charity. Our job is to help people learn more about vegetarianism by providing accurate and interesting information and resources.
If you're a parent looking for information on vegetarian nutrition then you can read our basic nutrition page, where you can also find links to further information sheets, or alternatively order a booklet below.
If you are looking for vegetarian themed reading books for your child then have a look at our booklist.
Fill in the order form to order any of the resources below or call us directly on 0161 925 2000. Many of the resources are also available to download.
All our materials are free within the UK. However, as a small charity, any donations would be much appreciated.
Veggie guide for teens and parents
Booklet packed full of information, ideas and advice for the whole family.
Download a copy (2.36 MB)
Young veggie guide
A guide aimed at young people, aged 12 and under, who are vegetarian or thinking of going vegetarian. Full of information, advice, facts and recipes
Download a copy (3.66 MB) or 50p per item
Recipe bookmarks set
A set of 4 bookmarks featuring quick and easy recipes.
Tofu & Broccoli Stir Fry
Quick Chickpea Curry - only available as download
Country Garden Cottage Pie - only available as download
Download a copy (3 MB) or 50p per set
Veggie Kids' Kitchen
Recipes to cook with your children (please note - we have to limit this to one copy per order)
Download a copy (1.36 MB) or £1 per item
The essential guide to going, being and staying vegetarian covers everything an aspiring veggie needs to know, including what a vegetarian is, how to take the first steps, nutrition and even doing the big shop as a veggie.
Download a copy (3.35 MB)
Going veggie...for the taste
A recipe booklet packed with mouth-watering, nutritionally balanced recipes. These recipes are, colourful, varied and perfect for all year round.
Download a copy (1.28 MB)
Going veggie...for the environment
An introduction to why going vegetarian for the environment is a positive choice
Download a copy (3.78 MB)
Going veggie...for the animals
Many people stop eating meat because of concerns over the way animals are killed for food and this leaflet highlights the extent of animal slaughter in the UK. Going veggie...for the animals looks at all kinds of farmed animals, their lifespan and conditions they live in before being slaughtered.
Download a copy (1.34 MB)
Going veggie...for health and wellbeing
A balanced vegetarian diet is healthy and nutritious and this leaflet shows why.
Download a copy (1.66 MB)
Healthy eating for vegetarians
A simple leaflet covering basic vegetarian nutrition
Download a copy (359 KB) or 50p per item
Balance of good health poster
A2 poster showing the typical daily requirements of each food group
Download a copy or 80p per item
Food comparisons poster (1)
A2 poster illustrating how various foods compare to each other.
This first, in a series of two posters, covers Iron, Protein, Calcium and Fat.
Download a copy or 80p per item
Food comparisons postcards
Set of 3 postcards comparing iron, protein and B12
Download a copy or 50p per set