Notes from the VRG Scientific Department

The Vegetarian Resource Group in the News

Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, contributed to a story about children becoming vegetarian that was published through a newspaper syndicate called Content That Works. She also discussed non-dairy calcium sources for toddlers for Disney's network.

Vegan Outreach

Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was accepted to be a co-presenter at the American Dietetic Association's annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Denver. The session will address whether plant-based diets can be adequate. Reed will give practical information.

In addition, Reed submitted VRG's written testimony on the Dietary Guidelines 2010. VRG Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, MS, RD, presented the oral testimony on VRG's behalf. See the following pages for details.

VRG's Food Service Advisor Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE, presented at the National Association of College and University Food Service conference in Fargo, North Dakota. Even though it was the last presentation of the conference, attendance was almost 100 percent! House Brand Tofu donated several types of tofu products; recipes from VRG publications were prepared and sampled by the attendees. Questioning was brisk, and the session went about 20 minutes over. Food service directors from schools and health care indicated that many more of their students, faculty, and clients preferred to eat vegetarian.