Vegetarian Journal 2004 Issue 1

Notes from the Scientific Department

VRG In The News

VRG’s Food Service Advisor Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE, had an article about being vegetarian and diabetic published in Diabetes Self-Management magazine. Nancy was also a judge for the James Beard cookbook awards, which required evaluating recipes from 20 books. Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, was interviewed by the Baltimore Sun for a story about the role of “moderation” in diet and by Health magazine for articles about the effect of diet on sleep patterns and about sugar substitutes. In addition, Sue was interviewed by Organic Style magazine for a story about raw foods diets and by Woman’s Day magazine for a story about smart shopping strategies at the supermarket. Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was the subject of an extensive interview about vegetarian children in the Fort Worth Sun-Telegram. She was also interviewed about vegetarian babies by Child magazine and about v egetari an children by the Tuscaloosa News, an article released through the New York Times Wire Service. Prevention Magazine interviewed her for a story on healthy vegetarian diets, and the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL) interviewed her about the eating habits of 20-somethings and trends in healthy foods.

VRG Outreach

Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE, did a demonstration on vegetarian cooking at the Orange County Fair in California. The topic was how to use more vegetables on the plate. She also spoke to the Southern California Writers Association on writing about vegetarian diets.


Summerfest, the annual meeting of the North American Vegetarian Society, was held in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, from August 6-10, 2003. In addition to being speakers, VRG Coordinators Charles Stahler and Debra Wasserman were honored as this year’s inductees into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. VRG nutrition advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, presented sessions on vegetarian nutrition, careers in vegetarian nutrition, and the influence of interest groups on federal food and nutrition policies and programs. Nutrition education materials and samples of Vegetarian Journal were distributed at a VRG booth at the meeting.

Excerpts from the 2004 Issue 1:
Super Savory Breakfasts
Start winter days off right with recipes from Debra Daniels-Zeller.
Starting a Vegetarian Restaurant - Food for Thought
Caryn Ginsberg helps entrepreneurs develop a recipe for success.
2003 VRG Essay Contest Winners
Read works from three young winners in our first installment.
Nutrition Hotline
Conduct your own nutritional analyses, learn if vegetarians are more
prone to eating disorders, and put dental health worries to rest.
Note from the Coordinators
Veggie Bits
Scientific Update
Notes from the Scientific Department

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