Notes from The VRG Scientific Department

The Vegetarian Resource Group in the News

Vegetarian Resource Group Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was interviewed on Food Sleuth Radio show and answered general questions about vegetarianism and the newly-released Dietary Guidelines. On KDKA Pittsburgh, she answered questions about vegetarianism, and on the Dr. Don Radio Show, she did a 1-hour segment on nutrition for vegetarian infants. Reed was also featured on about easing into a vegan or vegetarian diet. Vegetarian Journal Senior Editor Samantha Gendler was interviewed by Grocerant magazine about what vegans and vegetarians would like to see in the prepared foods sections of grocery stores.

VEGAN Outreach

VRG Research Director Jeanne Yacoubou spoke with two students creating a video about the environmental costs of a meat diet vs. a plant diet. Jeanne also started a research project about water and fast food, which will appear in a future Vegetarian Journal. VRG Food Service Advisor Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE, did a tour of schools, hotels and restaurants in Phomn Penh, Saigon, and Hanoi and assisted in menu planning for the addition of vegetarian items for Cambodian/Vietnamese cuisine as well as in Europe and the United States.