Notes from the VRG Scientific Department

The Vegetarian Resource Group in the Media

In an article about Jay-Z and Beyonce, Forbes magazine linked to VRG’s protein information. Our vegetarian scholarship was featured in a 51-second video on the Kaplan Prep Test website. The Washington Times called us about alternatives to turkey being served to the military. As a result, they mentioned Tofurky’s items being sold at military commissaries around the country. In October 2013, 426,000 people visited our website,, for information. Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, spoke for one hour on the Dr. Don radio show about vegetarian diets for teens.

VEGAN Outreach to Health Professionals

2014 will be our 27th year of having an outreach booth at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (previously American Dietetic Association). Thank you to Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, and Catherine Conway, MS, RD, for volunteering at the booth this year. The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutrition from Elsevier will be reprinting our My Vegan Plate. We had a table at the University of Maryland dietetic internship day, which was held at the National Agricultural Library. This was attended by 70 dietetic interns. Our educational materials were included in packets given out at the annual meeting of The Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.