The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
June, 2014

  1. VEGAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP 2014: ONE $500 AWARD, TWO $250 AWARDS!
  2. "BRING THE WORLD IN" BY HOSTING AN EXCHANGE STUDENT
  3. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
  4. VEGAN FOOD TRUCK IN BALTIMORE
  5. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
  6. APRIL 2014 OUTREACH RECAP
  7. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS
  8. ESTATE TAX
  9. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MENU OPTIONS
  10. VRG BOOTH AT THE CHARLES VILLAGE FESTIVAL
  11. JOIN VRG IN ATLANTA, GA FOR AN ALL VEGAN DINNER
  12. EXECUTIVE CHEF JOB OPENING
  13. JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
  14. AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG
  15. DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
  16. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  17. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  18. How Many Teens are Vegetarians, Non-Leather Orthopedic Shoes, Nabah Seeds, Healthy Eating on Budget, and more…
  19. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

1) VEGAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP 2014: ONE $500 AWARD, TWO $250 AWARDS!

In a further effort to help young people think creatively about vegetarian and/or vegan advocacy, The Vegetarian Resource Group is pleased to be offering the Vegetarian Video Scholarship Contest again in 2014! We will be offering one $500 award and two $250 awards. The deadline for this scholarship is July 15, 2014.

Applicants should create and submit a video relating what they want to tell others about veganism.

Some possible topics include: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism, water usage and veganism, veganism and animal rights, or other vegan topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.

Click here to find out more about scholarship rules and how to apply.
[ http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php ]

Not sure where to start? Check out past winner, Noam Lautman’s, “NO MORE MEAT” below or browse other past winners’ videos.
[ http://www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php ]

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2) "BRING THE WORLD IN" BY HOSTING AN EXCHANGE STUDENT

PAX is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to providing exchange opportunities to teenagers around the world by matching them with placement in a U.S. high school and host family. Host families come in all shapes and sizes and include: single parents, retirees, 'empty nesters', young couples with small children, as well as two parent families with teenagers. As the Baltimore County Community Coordinator for PAX, I am presently seeking host families for two Vegetarian female students from Spain and Germany for the 2014-2015 school year. To accommodate school placement, I am looking for host families that live in Northern Baltimore City or in Baltimore County, areas North and Northwest of Baltimore City.

To find out more about this wonderful opportunity, please contact: Meredith Safford at 410-382-5359 or email at merrysafford@yahoo.com.

For more information on PAX, visit: [ http://www.pax.org/ ]

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3) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS

Waverly Farmers Market, Saturday, July 12, 2014

NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS:

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Nina at ninac@vrg.org.

If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/donate ] .

Donations can also be sent to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203.

Or call: (410) 366-8343.

You can join at [ http://www.vrg.org/member/2013sv.php ]

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4) VEGAN FOOD TRUCK IN BALTIMORE

By Samantha Gendler

At the beginning of this year, Baltimore and the DC metropolitan area welcomed Sexy Vegie food truck, which sells vegan food at festivals, concerts, farmers markets, college campuses, and more. Sexy Vegie was formerly a grilled cheese truck, but when owner Ashwini Persaud went vegan herself, she realized that no one was offering much in regards to healthy, plant-based vegan choices in the Baltimore food truck scene.

The menu is updated weekly, but the two mainstays are The Sexy Vegie, a chickpea burger with apple cilantro slaw, lettuce, tomato, and habanero chipotle aioli, and The California, a black bean burger with avocado, red onion, lettuce, tomato, and west chili. The meat substitute sandwiches, the Creamy Curry Chick'n Salad, and the Porkless Piggy Banh Mi, are popular items, too. I recently tried the banh mi and thought it was one of the best vegan sandwiches I've ever had.

You can find Sexy Vegie at WTMD First Thursdays Concerts in the Park, Baltimore Bike Party (last Friday of each month,) and some food truck gatherings. All of the truck's daly locations can be found on their website sexyvegie.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

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5) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD

The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at Mango Grove, located at 8865 Stanford Boulevard, in Columbia, Maryland 21045, on the first Sunday each month at 12:30 PM. The Vegan Meet-up takes place at Mr. Chan Szechuan at 1000 Reisterstown Rd. in Pikesville on the third Wednesday every month at 7 PM. If you are vegan or vegetarian and would like to eat great food while socializing with others who share your interests, attend a meet-up!

For more information about EarthSave's Vegan and Vegetarian Baltimore Meet-ups,

JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A VEGAN POTLUCK

Held on the last Saturday every month at the Learning Center of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills, EarthSave presents a vegan potluck and presentation. They eat first, make announcements, vote and present awards for their favorite dishes, and then have a presentation. This month, on June 28th from 6-9PM, Earthsave will feature a live presentation on "The Family Vegan" by Greg Brown and Naijha Wright, proprietors of "Baltimore's Best" vegan restaurant, "The Land of Kush," which recently became one of Stevie Wonder's favorite eateries. Greg and Naijha will share some success stories and helpful ideas and strategies for introducing children, family members, dates, and others to the vegan way of eating.

Dinner guests may choose to either bring a dish without animal products (to serve 8) plus a $5 donation, pay $12 to enjoy dinner and a presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org.

SPEND YOUR TUESDAYS DISCUSSING CURRENT ISSUES IN WHOLE-FOOD PLANT-BASED NUTRITION

Held at 7:00PM on the second Tuesday of every month at varying locations, The Baltimore Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Meet-Up meets to discuss some of the current topics and issues in whole-food plant-based nutrition.

Meet-up fee is $5.00 per person.

For more information, visit:
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Whole-Food-Plant-Based-Nutrition/ ]

MONTHLY COOKING CLASSES

Takes place in Fairfax Station, VA. Past classes have included some of the following: homemade mayo, Mediterranean pasta salad with feta cheese, two-grain sesame salad, quinoa tabour, black bean fiesta salad, zesty three-bean salad, chicken-free salad w/ Beyond Meat, oil-free sweet bulgar salad, teriyaki kebabs, marinated grilled vegetables, rice paper spring rolls, filled potato salad, caesar salad, cole sale, kim chee, organic lemonade, salad dressings (including bleu cheese!), chocolate chip snacking' cake, and brownies.

No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person; $100/two people; $50/VSDC, VRG, or COK members. Demonstration classes include recipes, organic food samples, manufacturers' samples coupons. Gift certificates are available for purchase.

Email veggourmet@aol.com or call 703-643-2713 for space availability. Make checks payable to Mimi Clark and mail to 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Sorry, no phone or e-mail reservations and no walk-ins. Seventy-two hour cancellation policy for refund or credit. Class subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Check website for monthly class updates:
[ http://www.veggourmet.wordpress.com ]

RAFTING WITH THE VEGETARIAN SOCIETY OF DC

Join VSDC and

vegan meet up friends for an exciting rafting adventure on the Potomac River.

The total price per person is $65.00 for VSDC members (you must have a valid VSDC membership card) or $70.00 for all others. This rate includes the entrance fee to the park, the bus transport to Great Falls VA, the rafting trip between Great Falls VA and Carderock MD, and a vegan lunch (and also the paypal fee).

For more information, see:
[ http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-DC-MD-VA/events/178193082/ ]

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6) APRIL 2014 OUTREACH RECAP

By Nina Casalena, VRG Outreach Coordinator

Spring is a particularly busy time for groups such as The Vegetarian Resource Group engaging in educational outreach. Thankfully, we have had an amazing team of volunteers eager to represent VRG at various events during the month of April!

We started the month off exhibiting at Worcester VegFest in Worcester, MA on April 6th. Our amazing volunteers, Eric Sharer MPH RD, Reed Mangels PhD RD, and Arnie Alper MD, engaged with a steady stream of visitors and talked about the many benefits of vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, offered a variety of vegan cookbooks for sale, and handed out tons of great educational materials to vegetarians and omnivores alike!

Later in the month, on April 24th, we switched gears and exhibited at the PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting in Bethlehem, PA. Our wonderful volunteer and registered dietitian, Nora Allen RD, LDN, took full responsibility for representing VRG at this professional conference, and acted as a wonderful advocate for healthy and nutritional vegetarian/vegan diets. Nora was a previous Vegetarian Resource Group scholarship winner. See [ http://www.vrg.org/student/2007winners.htm. ]

April 26th was a particularly busy day for VRG as we exhibited at two events in Baltimore: the Spring Into Good Health Festival in Pigtown, as well as Greenwork's EcoFest in Druid Hill Park. The Spring Into Good Health Festival was sponsored by Paul's Place, a community outreach center in Southwest Baltimore, and aimed to promote strategies for health and wellness for local residents. VRG was the only vegetarian group on site and many patrons took interest in decreasing the amount of animal products in their diets. This booth was particularly special because it allowed volunteer, Matt Baker RN, and staff member Nina Casalena, to better reach those from low-income backgrounds, who may have limited access to information about plant-based eating and the vegan lifestyle.

At Greenwork's EcoFest, volunteers Mark Rifkin MS, RD, LDN and Chris Dietrich engaged with environmentally conscious patrons about how vegetarian and veganism can be an important aspect of sustainable living. Mark even brought his own visual display on the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and global climate change.

April was a wonderful month for booths and I anticipate the rest of the season will bring many more amazing opportunities for veg outreach. I would just like to thank all of our incredible volunteers again for all of their patience and hard work! Everyone here at VRG feels extremely lucky to have each and every one of them on our team.

To volunteer at VRG outreach booths, please contact Nina at vrg@vrg.org. To support VRG outreach, please donate at www.vrg.org/donate. To join The Vegetarian resource Group, please go to: [ http://www.vrg.org/member/2013sv.php ] .

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7) A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following volunteers for helping with responding to 2013-2014 scholarship entrants:

  • Ryan Andrews
  • Matt Baker
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Priscilla Broadwater
  • Nina Casalena
  • Chris Dietrich
  • Kristi Fecchio
  • Sonja Helman
  • Karen Homann
  • Melissa Krol
  • Susan Petrie
  • Jenny Saccenti
  • Will Snyder
  • Amy Vaughn

If you want to volunteer to help judge next year, please contact Sonja at vrg@vrg.org

Donations towards VRG scholarships and internships can be made at www.vrg.org/donate

The next deadline for scholarship entries are February 20, 2015. See
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm ]

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8) ESTATE TAX

On May 15, 2014, Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill that gradually raises the Maryland estate tax exemption amount to match the federal estate tax exemption amount. The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that can transfer at death to an individual who is not the decedent's spouse or a charitable organization without being subjected to estate tax. Neither Maryland nor the federal government imposes an estate tax on transfers to spouses or charitable organizations.

This new law is intended to keep aging Marylanders from establishing residency in other states in order to avoid Maryland estate tax. The current exemption from Maryland estate tax is $1 million.

Beginning in 2019, the Maryland exemption from estate tax will be identical to the federal exemption from estate tax. Two significant differences will persist between the federal and Maryland estate tax systems. First, Maryland will continue to impose an inheritance tax of ten percent (10%) on transfers at death to non-relatives and more distant relatives. Second, Maryland will not impose a gift tax on lifetime transfers that exceed the estate tax exemption amount even though such tax is levied under federal law.

See: [ http://www.law360.com/articles/522070/md-gov-expected-to-raise-estat-tax-exemption ]

This is not tax, legal, or financial advice, which you should obtain from your legal, tax, or financial advisor.

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9) OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MENU OPTIONS

By Jeanne Yacoubou, VRG Research Director

Outback Steakhouse opened its first restaurant in 1988 in Tampa, Florida. Today there are approximately 760 restaurants in most states as well as in other countries. To find a location, visit:
[ http://wwww.outback.com/locations ] .

The VRG contacted Outback Steakhouse in March through May 2014. We communicated with two nutritionists by phone and e-mail about vegetarian and vegan menu options. They told us that they had screened menu items "…for eggs, dairy, honey, meat, animal fats, animal rennet, and gelatin." They did not screen for insect-derived colorings.

According to the Outback Steakhouse dietitians, the following menu items are vegetarian defined as not containing "animal meat, fish, shellfish, or animal by-products." They could contain eggs or dairy.

VEGETARIAN OPTIONS AT OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

  • House Bread and Butter
  • Steakhouse Salad without Sirloin
  • Aussie Cobb Chicken Salad without chicken or bacon
  • House Salad
  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli with seasoned butter
  • Fresh Steamed Mixed Vegetables with seasoned butter
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Potato without bacon
  • Sweet Potato with honey butter and brown sugar
  • Grilled Asparagus (cross-contact with grill; see below)
  • No Rules Parmesan Pasta without protein options
  • Mini Milkshakes (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, oreo)
  • Sweet Adventure Dessert Sampler Trio
  • Classic Cheesecake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Chocolate Thunder from Down Under

The vegan options at Outback Steakhouse are defined as those that do not contain "…animal meat, fish, shellfish, or animal by-products, eggs, dairy, or honey."

VEGAN OPTIONS AT OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

  • House Bread
  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli without seasoned butter
  • Fresh Steamed Mixed Vegetables without seasoned butter
  • Plain Baked Potato or Sweet Potato
  • House Salad without cheese and croutons

The nutritionists at Outback Steakhouse noted that "the grilled asparagus comes in contact with the same grill that is used to cook animal and seafood proteins. Other items do not typically come in contact with non-vegetarian or vegan ingredients. It is recommended that a guest specifies that he/she is placing a vegetarian or vegan order and discusses the order with the server and manager."

The VRG also contacted a Baltimore area Outback Steakhouse through the restaurant chain's website contact form asking the manager if and how he could accommodate a vegan. Within a day we received this reply."

"I greatly appreciate your reaching out to us…We can create any vegan meal either grilled vegetables, baked sweet potatoes, or baked potatoes. We will do what is necessary to make…[a vegan] feel comfortable."

The manager of the Baltimore area Outback Steakhouse also mentioned that he was connected to Carrabba's Italian Grill (another restaurant chain owned by Bloomin' Brands Inc.) and could accommodate a vegan through them.

The contents of this posting, e-mail, VRG website and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

For more information on restaurants, visit:

To support The Vegetarian Resource Group, join at

[ http://www.vrg.org/member/2013sv.php ] or
[ https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=1565 ]

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10) VRG BOOTH AT THE CHARLES VILLAGE FESTIVAL

By Devylyn Perugini, VRG Intern

Over the weekend, May 31st to June 1st, The Vegetarian Resource Group held a booth at the 18th annual Charles Village Festival in Baltimore, Maryland. This is a yearly festival filled with live music, vendors, crafts, a 5K race, and the Charles Village Garden Walk.

On Saturday, we worked with Mark Rifkin, a vegan dietitian. Mark was able to give professional opinions to people with health concerns. Mark was a reliable source who was taken seriously. Chris Dietrich worked with us on Sunday. Chris is an animal rights activist. He was very passionate about promoting vegetarianism and it showed through his enthusiastic conversations. Chris suggested an alternative to meat called, Beyond Meat, which a lot of people seemed to be interested in.

My experience with working at the booth was truly amazing. I realized that I love talking about vegetarianism and could do it all day long! I felt like I truly made a difference for a good amount of people visiting the booth.

For example: There was an older man who was hesitantly approaching us. I offered him one of our Journals and asked if he had any questions. He told me that he had tried to be vegetarian but had a difficult time. He was hungry and couldn’t make it affordable. I showed him the My Vegan Plate informational paper and pointed to the protein section. I explained to him that he could buy beans and rice in bulk and experiment with different types of tofu and alternatives. He didn’t know that there were different types of tofu and seemed excited when I told him that they’re easily found in grocery stores. I had an in-depth conversation with him and his wife. They both were pleased and seemed relieved that they had new information to assist them. Before they left, the man thanked me and told me that he was going to try being vegetarian again. He was happy and it was rewarding to see that.

In short, I really enjoyed working at the booth. I felt so proud to stand with The Vegetarian Resource Group.

If you would like to volunteer at VRG booths, contact Nina at VRG@vrg.org

If you would like to intern at VRG go to
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/index.php ]

If you would like to support VRG outreach, donate at www.vrg.org/donate

To join VRG go to
[ http://www.vrg.org/member/2013sv.php ]

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11) JOIN VRG IN ATLANTA, GA FOR AN ALL VEGAN DINNER

The dinner will be catered by Soul Vegetarian Restaurant. They will be serving: crisp vegetable tray, garden salad and prince dressing (house dressing made with soy milk), dinner rolls, cornbread, tender greens, sweet potatoes, herb-baked potatoes, green beans, southern style baked BBQ tofu, smothered steak with gravy and onions, cheesy-spinach-tofu lasagna, Mediterranean cauliflower with couscous, apple or vanilla cake, and lemonade.

The dinner will be taking place at Morehouse School of Medicine, GA and the payment will be $25 before September 1, 2014 and $30 if seats available after that date.

For more information, look at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/02/vegan-dinner-in-atlanta-georgia-sunday-october-19-2014/ ]

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12) EXECUTIVE CHEF JOB OPENING

Job Opening for Executive Chef at Sublime in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, located 10 minutes from beach and downtown. This vegan restaurant has received countless accolades for decor, food, and service. Locals, celebrities, and politicians dine at Sublime. Sublime's rooftop garden is one of two Sublime gardens supplying some ingredients.

Salary commensurate with ability. Send resume to: resumes@sublimerestaurant.com.

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13) JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP

Are you or someone you know raising a vegetarian or vegan child? If so, you may want to join a network of parents interested in exchanging ideas on various vegetarian/vegan topics including: finding a vegan summer camp, vegan dining options at Disney World, what can I pack in my child’s lunchbox, how have you and your child dealt with the dissection issue in school, can you recommend a veggie-friendly pediatrician or dietitian, is there a veggie children’s group in my area, etc.

For more information on this online Yahoo Group see:
[ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vrgparents/info ]

- See more at: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/#sthash.5FYvbZEF.dpuf ]

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14) AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Vegetarian Resource Group whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at
[ http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1279034 ]

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15) DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting The Vegetarian Resource Group. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

Start now by clicking on "Donate Now" below. If you are not ready to donate, find out about donating your vehicle by browsing all the valuable information and links on our site at:
[ http://www.v-dac.com/org/?id=52127903. ]

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16) BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG

The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of just $10 a month by going to www.vrg.org/donate. You will be part of a network of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These donations allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues including schools, doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional conferences, animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals, and much more. Thank you for your support!

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17) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

HOW MANY TEENS AND OTHER YOUTH ARE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN? THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP ASKS IN A 2014 NATIONAL POLL
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/30/healthy-eating-on-a-budget/ ]
HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/30/healthy-eating-on-a-budget/ ]
VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN EATING DURING THE FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/29/vegetarian-and-vegan-eating-during-the-fifa-world-cup-brazil-2014/ ]
WHO DO AMERICANS BELIEVE ABOUT NUTRITION AND FOOD?
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/29/who-do-americans-believe-about-nutrition-and-food/ ]
VEGETARIAN IN THE UK
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/28/vegetarian-in-the-uk/ ]
SPRING IS IN THE AIR AND SO IS THE SMELL OF VEGGIE DOGS!
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/21/spring-is-in-the-air-and-so-is-the-smell-of-veggie-dogs/ ]
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/19/high-fructose-corn-syrup/ ]
NOTES FROM FORMER VRG SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/19/notes-from-former-vrg-scholarship-winners/ ]
NABAH SEEDS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/16/nabah-seeds/ ]
VEGAN ORTHOPEDIC-STYLE SHOES
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/14/vegan-orthopedic-style-shoes/ ]
ISABELLA PEZZULO IS A $5,000 VRG COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER FROM FLORIDA
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/12/isabella-pezzulo-is-a-5000-vrg-college-scholarship-winner-from-florida/ ]
DIETETIC ASSOCIATION BOOTH
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/12/dietetic-association-booth/ ]

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18) ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, bequests, and book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG. (For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ] ).

To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter, please visit:
[ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/. ]

We are also on Facebook and Twitter!!

If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find out more about The VRG, contact us at:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]

To donate:
[ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2014 The contents of this newsletter, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your own best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

If you were forwarded this message and would like to sign up for our monthly local email newsletter, please see our website:
[ http://www.vrg.org/local/ ] .

If you do not wish to receive the Local Email Newsletter, visit
[ http://lists.vrg.org/mailman/listinfo/vrg-maryland_lists.vrg.org ]

Instructions for unsubscribing will appear at the bottom of the page.

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