The Vegetarian Resource Group in the News

Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD was interviewed by US News and World Report for an article entitled, "What are Mistakes that New Vegetarians Make?" She was also interviewed by The Bulletin in Bend, Oregon about vegan diets and suggestions for ways that people can incorporate vegan items into their diets to replace nutrients they may have previously gotten from animal products.

Food Technology Magazine asked the VRG about the vegetarian market. A high school student writer interviewed our volunteer coordinator, Nina Casalena, about our scholarship contest.

VEGAN Outreach

Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, who teaches nutrition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, had nine nutrition student volunteers as well as her husband, Arnie Alper, MD, help her staff The Vegetarian Resource Group booth at the Valley VegFest in Northampton, Massachusetts. She also spoke for one hour about vegan nutrition and answered questions about protein, iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and cholesterol from an interested audience.

VRG Food Service Advisor Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE, is working with Senior Services in Long Beach, California, to help provide vegetarian meals and lifestyle to active and at-home seniors. She is also teaching several online college courses that incorporate vegetarian nutrition and culinary arts.