VRG NEWS

VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Editor: John L. Cunningham
Volume 7, Issue 6
December 2003

CONTENTS

  1. Notes From The Editor
  2. Announcing VRG's Online Restaurant Guide
  3. Looking For Vacation Ideas?
  4. 2003 Vegetarian Journal Issue 3 Online
  5. RECIPE: Bulgur, Corn, and Greens
  6. Internships Available
  7. About The Vegetarian Resource Group
  8. About VRG-NEWS

1) Notes From The Editor

Congratulations to Virginia Messina, Vesanto Melina, and VRG Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, who were authors of the updated American Dietetic Association position paper on vegetarian diets. The three authors also produced a new vegetarian food pyramid.

In order to help educate health professionals about the vegetarian diet, we would like to hand these materials out at professional conferences and other places. We have received a donation towards the printing, but need $600 more to print 2,000 additional copies or $1,300 toward 5,000 more copies. If you would like to make a donation to help with this outreach, please mail to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; call (410) 366-8343; or go to http://www.vrg.org/support.htm or https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1561

The Vegetarian Resource Group would also like to have a booth at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo to hand out information to the 8,000 health professionals which attend this meeting. A member has pledged $2,500 for us to attend this show if we can match with $2,500 in donations. What a great opportunity to educate dietitians. If you can help us earn this pledge, it would be greatly appreciated. Call (410) 366-8343 or mail your donation to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Thank you.

Finally, a quick reminder to high school seniors. The application deadline for our $5,000 College Scholarship is February 20. For more information about the scholarship, see our scholarship page. To read about last year's winners, visit our website.

2) Announcing VRG's Online Restaurant Guide

We're pleased to announce that the online edition of the Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants is now available on our website. Dedicated volunteers from across the land have provided new information on vegan, vegetarian, and veg-friendly restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Online Restaurant Guide is a great trip planning aid for vegans and vegetarians. Restaurants are conveniently organized by city within each State or Province. Clicking on an underlined address will call up a MapQuest map of the restaurant's location, thus making it easier to find in what may be an unfamiliar location.

If you can volunteer to help update listings in the Baltimore office, please e-mail vrg@vrg.org or call (410) 366-8343. If you know of a vegetarian or vegan restaurant not on the list, please fill out our online restaurant survey form.

3) Looking For Vacation Ideas?

Green Earth Travel offers everything to meet your travel needs, including cruelty-free luggage, vegetarian tour books, and, of course, vegetarian and vegan vacation packages! Book now for their July 31 trip to the Lower Wye Valley on the Welsh border or their week-long Vegan Nature Tour of Alaska in mid-August.

For more information, visit Green Earth Travel's website. Or contact the company's president, Donna Zeigfinger, at (301) 571-4603 or through e-mail at greenearthtravel@aol.com.

4) 2003 Vegetarian Journal Issue 3 Online

Issue 3 of the 2003 Vegetarian Journal articles online includes:

How Many Vegetarians Are There?
2003 National Harris Interactive Survey Results
VRG reports the findings of its latest poll.
Vegan Japanese Noodle Dishes
Hiroko Kato serves as your guide through the basics.
Changes in the Natural Products Industry
and to the Role of a Natural Products Broker
Lisa Shapiro provides a behind-the-scenes look at how health food products make it onto the shelves.
Vegetarian Action
So You Want to Open a Vegan Restaurant... By Jim Dunn
Scientific Update
-Vitamin B12 in the News.
-Vitamin D Appears Important in Reducing Hip Fracture Risk.
-Dietary Adjustments Slow Progression of Heart Disease in Vegetarians or Near-Vegetarians.
-Vegan Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk.
-Vegetarianism and Male Fertility in the Presence of Environmental Pollutants.
-And More. . .

To read these articles go to:
http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2003issue3/

Read excerpts from back issues online at:
http://www.vrg.org/journal/

The Journal features informational and recipe articles, product and book reviews, news for vegetarian activists, and up-to-date information about vegetarian health and nutrition. If you are not currently a subscriber to the Vegetarian Journal, why not subscribe today?

Subscriptions to Vegetarian Journal are $20/year in the U.S. (please inquire for subscription rates outside the U.S.). Accepted forms of payment, in U.S. funds, are Visa, MasterCard, checks drawn on U.S. banks, and postal money orders. When joining please send us your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. If paying by credit card, please include the card number and expiration date.

If you join online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm for $30 or more, you will receive a FREE copy of the Vegan Handbook, a $20 value! (U.S. addresses only)

If you choose to join by mail, subscriptions should be directed to:
The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Dept. IN
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org

5) RECIPE: Bulgur, Corn, and Greens

(The following recipe appears in Conveniently Vegan by Debra Wasserman.)

Serves 4

Enjoy this delicious blend of ingredients.

1 cup bulgur
2 cups water
10-ounce box frozen corn kernels
1/2 pound greens (kale or collards) rinsed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Cook bulgur in water in a large covered pot for 10 minutes over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients. Heat 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

Total calories per serving: 193Protein: 7 gCalcium: 19 mg
Fat: 1 gIron: 1 mgDietary fiber: 10 g
Total Fat as % of Daily Value: 2%Carbohydrates: 28 gSodium: 13 mg

6) Internships Available

INTERNSHIP: VRG

Responsibilities depend on background, major if in college, and interest of applicant. Tasks may include research, writing, and/or community outreach. Internships are helpful for students working toward journalism, English, and nutrition degrees. Business majors can obtain experience related to the business aspects of a non-profit organization. Activists can learn new skills and gain a broader knowledge, as well as share their expertise. Positions open throughout the year for all ages (including high school students living in Baltimore). Internships are unpaid. Send resume and cover letter to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; vrg@vrg.org.

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, 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.)

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
Donate: https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1561

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.

ABOUT VRG-NEWS

VRG-NEWS is the monthly e-mail newsletter of The Vegetarian Resource Group. This is an announcement list, so subscriber messages are not accepted by the list. If you have a technical question about the list, please contact the list manager, Bobbi Pasternak, at bobbi@vrg.org. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or corrections to VRG-NEWS, direct them to vrg@vrg.org. Thanks!

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Contents of VRG-NEWS are copyright 2003 by The Vegetarian Resource Group. The newsletter may be freely distributed in electronic or print form provided its contents are not altered and credit is given to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.

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