By Amanda Gilley, VRG Intern
The Vegetarian Resource Group participated in a community health fair that was hosted by the Excel Academy @ Francis M. Wood High School in Baltimore City, which is in one of the more impoverished neighborhoods in Baltimore. Overall this event was a huge success. This event was open to students, parents, and the community.
The VRG first heard of this health fair and the opportunity to attend from a school teacher, who attended the VRG Thanksgiving Potluck and who is vegan. She came with another teacher who is vegan and has been a longstanding member of the VRG. Because this school has two vegan teachers on staff, many of the students were familiar with the word vegan and said they have been interested in trying veggie burgers and vegetarian products that they see in the grocery store. Many of the students were also familiar with the vegetarian friendly restaurants that were listed on our Greater Baltimore Area Dining Guide. Some of the students were very interested in the educational materials that we had to give away because they are interested in incorporating more vegetables into their diet and see vegetarian diets as being a healthy lifestyle choice.
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