The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
July, 2016

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. VEG DINING CARDS
  3. ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
  4. BASEBALL SEASON OFFERS NEW VEGAN OPTIONS FOR FANS
  5. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
  6. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
  7. VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 6 PM
  8. PRE-THANKSGIVING POTLUCK IN BALTIMORE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016
  9. SURVEY OPPORTUNITY—EACH ONE COMPLETED WILL DONATE $1 TO VRG
  10. VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
  11. ABOUT VRG

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • VEGAN SUMMER FOOTWEAR
  • ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A VEG-FRIENDLY CAMP FOR YOUR CHILD?
  • VEGAN SNACKS FOR A RUNNER
  • YARD HOUSE
  • LEATHER ALTERNATIVES
  • VEGAN BURGERS AND DOGS AT CAMDEN YARDS
  • PROTEIN AND GLUTEN FREE DIET
  • NOT CALLING VEGAN RESTAUANTS VEGAN
  • AND MORE...
VEGAN SNACKS FOR A RUNNER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/06/vegan-snacks-for-a-runner/ ]
DO I NEED TO THROW AWAY MY NON-VEGAN MAKEUP, CLOTHES, AND OTHER PRODUCTS ONCE I GO VEGAN, EVEN IF I PURCHASED THEM BEFORE GOING VEGAN?
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/05/do-i-need-to-throw-away-my-non-vegan-makeup-clothes-and-other-products-once-i-go-vegan-even-if-i-purchased-them-before-going-vegan/ ]
VEGAN BURGER AT YARD HOUSE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/30/vegan-burger-at-yard-house/ ]
CALIFORNIA STUDENT WINS $5,000 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/30/california-student-wins-5000-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship/ ]
REVIEW OF VEGETARIAN SPORTS NUTRITION BY D. ENETTE LARSON-MEYER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/29/review-of-vegetarian-sports-nutrition-by-d-enette-larson-meyer/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP’S GUIDE TO LEATHER ALTERNATIVES
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/28/the-vegetarian-resource-groups-guide-to-leather-alternatives/ ]
OHIO STUDENT WINS $5,000 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/27/ohio-student-wins-5000-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship/ ]
IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE TO EAT A VEGAN DIET?
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/24/is-it-more-expensive-to-eat-a-vegan-diet/ ]
FIELD ROAST DOGS AND BURGERS AT CAMDEN YARDS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/23/field-roast-dogs-and-burgers-at-camden-yards/ ]
CONNECTICUT STUDENT WINS $10,000 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/23/connecticut-student-wins-10000-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship/ ]
“MUTANT VEGETARIANS??” SENSATIONAL HEADLINES AND POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACID REQUIREMENTS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/21/mutant-vegetarians-sensational-headlines-and-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-requirements/ ]
DIETETIC INTERN DAY AT VRG
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/20/dietetic-intern-day-at-vrg/ ]
VEGGIE BURGERS ROCK!
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/17/veggie-burgers-rock/ ]
SEED TO SPROUT RESTAURANT REVIEW
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/16/seed-to-sprout-restaurant-review/ ]
TOFURKY IS AIMING TO BRING MORE OF ITS PRODUCTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/15/tofurky-is-aiming-to-bring-more-of-its-products-to-the-united-kingdom/ ]
HORMONE AND AGING STUDY
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/15/hormone-and-aging-study/ ]
PROTEIN AND A GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN DIET
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/14/protein-and-a-gluten-free-vegan-diet/ ]
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER MADE PERMANENT
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/13/ira-charitable-rollover-made-permanent/ ]
A PASSION FOR PEAS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/10/a-passion-for-peas/ ]
CAPTIVE ROYALS AND MEAT MACHINES—ANIMALS IN AMERICA TODAY
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/09/captive-royals-meat-machines-animals-in-america-today/ ]
DIETETIC INTERNS VISIT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/08/dietetic-interns-visit-the-vegetarian-resource-group-2/ ]
ZOOS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/08/zoos/ ]
QUICK AND EASY VEGAN SANDWICHES
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/07/quick-easy-vegan-sandwiches/ ]
NOT CALLING VEGAN RESTAURANTS VEGAN
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/07/not-calling-vegan-restaurants-vegan/ ]
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AT GREEN FESTIVAL
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/06/vegetarian-resource-group-at-green-festival/ ]

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2) VEG DINING CARDS

VegDining.com is pleased to donate 10% of all VegDining Card purchases by VRG subscribers and supporters during July and August. The VegDining Card is an international vegetarian discount card with over a hundred vegetarian restaurants and other businesses offering discounts to cardholders on their goods and services. Visit VegDining.com to order your card (be sure to mention "VRG" to ensure a donation will be made on your purchase). VegDining is a guide to vegetarian dining, promoting vegetarianism around the world since 1999.

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3) ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE

Visit [ http://trifectanutrition.com/vrg ] to start getting healthy food delivered to your doorstep!

Use coupon code TRYVEGAN for 30% off your first order.

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4) BASEBALL SEASON OFFERS NEW VEGAN OPTIONS FOR FANS

A VRG staffer attended the Orioles game, eager to find out how available Field Roast vegan dogs and burgers would be. Happily, we can report that we saw the vegan dogs and burgers at many O’What a Dog and Baseline Burger locations on each level. The items are listed on the menu board as “Vegan Dog” and “Vegan Burger” clearly so that you don’t have to wait in line at the stand to find out if it is one that serves the option.

When our staffer ordered her vegan dog, the cashier said “I’ll have to check if we have any left! Those things sell out quickly!” Luckily, they did, and it was hot and ready quickly….and delicious!

If you’re vegan and vegetarian at the ball game, be sure to come on an empty stomach to continue showing just how in-demand veg options are!

Other vegetarian options available at Oriole Park at Camden Yards:

  • Vegetarian Edamame BAO (TAKO-Asian)
  • Salads (Pizza Boli Stands, Eutaw Market, Dempsey’s Restaurant)
  • Veggie Wrap (Eutaw Market)
  • Fresh Fruit (Eutaw Market)
  • Vegetarian snack items (Eutaw Market)
  • Vegan Hamburger and Frankfurters-(Located at O’ what a Dog’s and Baseline Burgers.)

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5) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

Waverly Farmers Market
400 E 32nd St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Saturday, August 13th from 7 AM -12 PM
Vegan SoulFest
Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Saturday, August 20th from 12 PM - 7 PM
Charlottesville VegFest
Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, Sept. 24th
DC VegFest
Washington, DC
Outdoors at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.
Lot H/I, across from Nationals Park
Saturday September 24th
The Maryland Dietetics in Health Care Communities
Fall 2016 Workshop
The Gathering Place, Clarksville MD
Wednesday, October 5th
7:15 AM — 4:15 PM
VRG Vegan Thai Dinner
Boston, MA
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 6 PM
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference
Boston, MA
Sunday, October 16, 2016 -
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck with The Vegetarian Resource Group
with The Vegetarian Resource Group
North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
Sunday, November 20th 2016, 5 PM

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Brigette at brigette@vrg.org. If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at:
[ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]

Donations can also be sent to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Or call: (410) 366-8343.

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6) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD

The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at

Mango Grove
8865 Stanford Boulevard
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, see:

JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A SPECIAL SPEAKING EVENT

Join us this Saturday, July 30th, from 6 to 8 PM for a potluck in Towson. The accompanying lecture is entitled: How to Live Well, Age Well and Avoid Chronic Illness.” Dr. Monica Aggarwal is an excellent speaker, who will share what she has learned about diet and lifestyle through dealing with her own debilitating experience with chronic illness. Please RSVP and join us if you can!

POTLUCK DINNERS are held at

Towson Presbyterian Church
400 W. Chesapeake Ave
Towson, MD

Dinner guests may bring a vegan dish to serve 8, plus $5 donation (Earthsave members just $2). Fee is $15 for those who attend without bringing food ($12 for Earthsave members). Fee is $5 to attend educational presentation only, which usually go from about 7:00 until 8:00 Please RSVP by email to Baltimore@Earthsave.org, or by calling 410-252-3043, and let us know if you’re bringing food. Come join us if you can!

DINEKIND

Dinekind Harford meets monthly to share information on the benefits of a plant-based diet. For more information, visit: [ http://www.dinekindharford.com/ ]

MARYLANDVEGEVENTS.COM

Marylandvegevents.com is a one stop calendar site for all MD/DC vegan and vegetarian events. If you are looking to network, socialize, and/or engage in social activism you will find plenty of opportunities here. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or interested in trying vegetarianism/veganism, you will find many exciting and fulfilling events.

BALTIMORE NUTRITION AS MEDICINE POTLUCK AND SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 PM at the

Park Heights Community Health Alliance
4151 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215

They typically show one or more short educational videos, often a cooking demonstration of something delicious and easy. And, of course, support, discussion, advice, and recipes, beginners welcome. Organized by a plant-based Registered Dietician and also a plant-based Medical Doctor. Please bring a vegan dish to share if you can.

Please RSVP and visit at
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Nutrition-As-Medicine-Potluck/ ]

If you have any questions, contact: joeadamsmd@gmail.com or 410-231-3323

EAT WELL STAY WELL 2016

Taking place on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 9AM to 4PM is a One Day Immersion for a healthy plant-based lifestyle. This event will take place at

Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church
6520 Martin Rd.
Columbia, MD

Tickets are:

$89 per person through June 1 through September 17, 2016
$99 per person at the door (if seating available)

Presenters include: Neal Barnard, M.D., Michael Greger, M.D., Lani Muelrath, M.A., Dana Simpler, M.D., and Sharon McRae.

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7) VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016, 6 PM

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan Thai dinner at My Thai Vegan Café in Boston on Sunday, October 16, 2016 during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meet VRG advisors Reed Mangels PhD RD, Catherine Conway MS RD, Debra Wasserman, and vegetarian dietitians from around the country. All are welcome.

MENU:

  • Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup with tofu)
  • Thai Mango Salad
  • Nam Prik Kaeng Kari with tofu (Yellow Curry) with BROWN RICE
  • Pad See Ew (Wide rice noodles with Chinese Broccoli with vegan gluten)
  • Fruit cocktail for dessert or other fruit
  • Tea and cold water

This will be a plated sit down dinner.

TO RESERVE: Send $30 per person (includes tax and tip) (under eight is half price) with names to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Call (410) 366-8343.

Or pay at [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ] and write "Boston Dinner" in the Comments.

$35 after September 30th. Refunds after September 30th only if your seat can be replaced.

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8) PRE-THANKSGIVING POTLUCK IN BALTIMORE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016

The Vegetarian Resource Group is hosting our 35th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Dinner on Sunday, November 20th 2016. The event is taking place at the

North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Avenue
Baltimore MD 21210

We will be showing appreciation for turkeys by not eating them! Come join us for a variety of festive, delicious vegan dishes! Please bring a vegan dish - free of meat, fish, fowl, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, honey, or any other animal bi-products - that serves 4 per adult attending.

Adult admission is $4 and children eat free!

We hope to see you there!

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9) SURVEY OPPORTUNITY—EACH ONE COMPLETED WILL DONATE $1 TO VRG

This is a survey about your attitudes, feelings, opinions, and behaviors concerning social, economic, environmental, and animal-related issues. Please read each question carefully and follow the instructions given. It should take about 5 - 15 minutes to complete the survey. For each Fully Completed survey (or all questions answered) The Vegetarian Resource Group will receive a donation of $1.00.

Click the link below to find study details; then click the 'next' button to indicate your willingness to participate and begin the survey.

Take the Survey! [ http://www.compos-sui.com/KB_SurveyDir_1.html ]

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10) 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 ]

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11) ABOUT VRG

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://lists.vrg.org/mailman/listinfo/vrg-news_lists.vrg.org. ]

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 2016 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.

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