The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints.
Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthy changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition related publications and answer member or media questions about the vegetarian diet. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, contributions, and book sales.
Vegetarian Journal is one of the benefits members enjoy. Readers receive practical tips for vegetarian meal planning, articles relevant to vegetarian nutrition, recipes, natural food product reviews, and an opportunity to share ideas with others. The Journal discusses the various aspects of a vegetarian diet, including health, environmental, ethical, and economic considerations. All nutrition articles are reviewed by a registered dietitian or medical doctor. The 36-page Vegetarian Journal does not accept advertising.
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We develop books, brochures, and software for consumers, teachers, and health professionals.
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We have had booths and/or given presentations at the annual meetings of The National Education Association, The American Federation of Teachers, The American Dietetic Association, The American School Food Service Association, Society for Nutrition Education… Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D., one of our nutrition consultants, was primary author of The American Dietetic Association Position Paper on Vegetarianism in 1988 and 1993. Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D., our nutrition advisor, is author of The United States Department of Agriculture Nutri-Topics bibliography on vegetarianism.
We receive numerous requests for information through articles in media such as The Los Angeles Times, The Detroit News, Parade Magazine, and New York Newsday. Our projects have been mentioned in nutrition publications such as Nutrition Action, Journal of Nutrition Education, and Community Institute’s Nutrition Week.
Special interest newsletters include Vegetarian Journal‘s Food Service Update, events mailings, and Tips for Vegetarian Activists. We periodically sponsor weekend gatherings and one-day conferences. We aid in the creation and encouragement of local vegetarian groups. If you would like to start a group in your area or would like materials for tabling, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to volunteer, write or email us at email@example.com stating your interests and background.
For examples of the kinds of projects we do, please see: 31 Projects of The Vegetarian Resource Group
To JOIN the Vegetarian Resource
Group and receive the magazine Vegetarian Journal, please click here. You can mail the form to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203, or fax this form to (410) 366-8804. Or, you can call the VRG at (410) 366-VEGE and order directly with Mastercard® or Visa®.
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