VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 6
- VRG SEEKING PART-TIME EDITOR/LAYOUT POSITION
- NEW VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S. & CANADA
- "MICROFRACTION INGREDIENTS" IN PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS USUALLY DERIVED FROM DAIRY; SOMETIMES FROM ANIMAL SERUM
- UPCOMING OUTREACH AT COMMUNITY EVENTS
- HOW OFTEN DO AMERICANS EAT VEGETARIAN MEALS? AND HOW MANY ADULTS IN THE U.S. ARE VEGETARIAN?
- HOW CAN YOU HELP SUPPORT HEALTHIER FUNDRAISING IN SCHOOLS?
- SATVIK INDIAN VEGAN FESTIVAL
- 7 BOOK REVIEWS FROM VEGETARIAN JOURNAL!
- CAN AN EXCHANGE STUDENT LIVE ON A VEGAN DIET IN COSTA RICA?
- BEYOND MEAT(TM
- VRG'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT CANDLE 79
- SAUTEED COLLARD GREENS AND TOMATOES
- VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE, NEW YORK
- VEGAN IN ARGENTINA
- PLANTING PRIDE: CHICAGO'S FIRST VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE
- INDIA TO BE WORLD'S LARGEST BEEF EXPORTER IN 2012 DUE TO AN EXPANDING DAIRY HERD
- THE "VEGABETIC": SUCCESSFUL VEGANISM AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
- VRG OUTREACH TO LIVING CLASSROOMS FAMILIES
- VRG'S OUTREACH BOOTH AT SPORTS CARDIOVASCULAR AND WELLNESS NUTRITION CONFERENCE
- FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY
- VISIT FROM UMD DIETETIC INTERNS - L-CYSTEINE IN YOUR DIET
- MY TOP FIVE RESTAURANTS IN BROOKLYN WITH VEGAN FOOD
- HOW CAN YOU START A VEGAN CLUB IN HIGH SCHOOL?
- VEGAN RESTAURANT FOR SALE IN CA
- About The Vegetarian Resource Group
- About VRG-NEWS
1) VRG SEEKING PART-TIME EDITOR/LAYOUT POSITION
The Vegetarian Resource Group is seeking a part-time staff member knowledgeable in vegetarianism/veganism to coordinate, edit, design, and lay out quarterly Vegetarian Journal, plus miscellaneous editing and layout tasks. Must plan and complete projects on a strict deadline, work as part of a team, and be knowledgeable in Quark and Photoshop. Position is in Baltimore office. Five to ten hours per week. Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and writing and layout samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject header of "Editor Job"; The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.
2) NEW VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S. & CANADAThese vegan restaurants were recently added to our online restaurant guide. To find restaurants in your area, visit: [ http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php ]
[ http://www.thecafeelite.com ]
1501 Preston Rd., Ste. 800, Plano, TX 75093
Vegan/organic/natural foods. Enjoy the completely vegan menu at Cafe Elite. Selections include Chik'n Parmesan, Homemade Sloppy Joes, Tofu Wrap, Raw Pizza, and Classic Vegan Burger. Feel free to call to find out the Daily Special and Soup of the Day. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. Full service, take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, soymilk, VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$.
To read about the other restaurants, visit out blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/05/15/new-vegan-restaurants-in-the-u-s-canada/ ]
3) "MICROFRACTION INGREDIENTS" IN PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS USUALLY DERIVED FROM DAIRY; SOMETIMES FROM ANIMAL SERUM
by Jeanne Yacoubou, MS
VRG Research Director
In February 2012, The VRG received a question through our website about ingredients (also known as microfractions) in protein supplements including protein bars, powders, and drinks. The questioner wanted to know the source of several ingredients often found in these products such as albumin; alpha-lactalbumin; immunoglobulins; beta-lactoglobulin; lactoferrin; glycomacropeptides; and lactoperoxidase.
The VRG researched many companies selling a wide variety of protein supplements. We compiled the information in the following chart. Please note that the most common commercial sources for use in food products (specifically protein supplements) are listed in order of predominance as researched by the writer in May 2012. We have made generalizations that are well-supported by information collected from many companies.
To read the rest of the article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/05/16/%E2%80%9Cmicrofraction-ingredients%E2%80%9D-in-protein-supplements-usually-derived-from-dairy-sometimes-from-animal-serum/ ]
4) UPCOMING OUTREACH AT COMMUNITY EVENTS
Boulder Green Streets
Sunday September 16th 10:00am-4:00pm
East Pearl Street, between the Pearl Street Mall and 20th Street [ http://www.bouldergreenstreets.org ]
Closed to cars and open to people, this unique street festival is dedicated to natural, organic, and eco-friendly products, activities, and happenings. Boulder Green Streets is a day-long block party celebrating community. Featuring music and dance, a parade, outdoor climbing wall and mobile skate park, kid's activities, art and cultural presentations, talks, displays and more!
Excited to have an opportunity to reach out to the Colorado community, VRG will host a table at this Boulder Green Streets with brochures, handouts, and sample issues of Vegetarian Journal [ http://www.vrg.org/journal ]. We will also have a special offer on Vegetarian Journal subscriptions!
Donations from individuals like you help The VRG continue to sponsor outreach. To donate, please go to: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]
5) HOW OFTEN DO AMERICANS EAT VEGETARIAN MEALS? AND HOW MANY ADULTS IN THE U.S. ARE VEGETARIAN?
How Often Do Americans Eat Vegetarian Meals? And How Many Adults in the U.S. Are Vegetarian? The Vegetarian Resource Group asks in a 2012 National Harris Poll
By Charles Stahler
Food companies, marketers, researchers, students, and media for years have been asking The Vegetarian Resource Group about the number of vegetarians and vegans. To again help answer this question, VRG commissioned Harris Interactive® to conduct a nationally representative telephone poll of 2,030 adults aged 18 and over. We asked:
To read the rest of the article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/05/18/how-often-do-americans-eat-vegetarian-meals-and-how-many-adults-in-the-u-s-are-vegetarian/ ]
6) HOW CAN YOU HELP SUPPORT HEALTHIER FUNDRAISING IN SCHOOLS?
By Rebecca Kaplan, VRG intern
The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity's (NANA) webinar, "School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable," discussed healthy alternatives to selling junk food as a way to raise money for schools. Selling unhealthy food on school property sends kids a mixed message about what to eat - teachers tell them to choose the healthy option, but how can they be expected to do that when the only choices are a bag of chips, a hot dog, or a cookie?
To read the rest of the article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/05/24/how-can-you-help-support-healthier-fundraising-in-schools/ ]
7) SATVIK INDIAN VEGAN FESTIVAL
Will you be in India in August? The Satvik Indian Vegan Society is having a vegan festival at their Sthitaprajna Vegan Centre! For more information, see: [ http://www.indianvegansociety.com/vegan-festival.html ]
SATVIK INDIAN VEGAN FESTIVAL - 2012
Saturday Aug 18 - Monday Aug 20, 2012
Sthitaprajna Vegan Centre
Byndoor, Udupi Dist., Karnataka, India.
Three days of music and dance, beaches and speeches, excursion and introspection, rains and water, awards, food, fun and much more.
8) 7 BOOK REVIEWS FROM VEGETARIAN JOURNAL!
These reviews originally appeared in Vegetarian Journal Issue 2, 2011. To subscribe to the Vegetarian Journal, visit: [ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ].
To read the reviews for the following books, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/05/31/7-book-reviews-from-vegetarian-journal-issue-2-2011/ ]
How to Grow a School Garden By Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle
Vicki's Vegan Kitchen By Vicki Chelf
Viva Vegan! By Terry Hope Romero
Caribbean Vegan By Taymer Mason
Kansha - Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions By Elizabeth Andoh
Vegan Unplugged By Jon Robertson with recipes by Robin Robertson
Sunfood Traveler By John McCabe
9) CAN AN EXCHANGE STUDENT LIVE ON A VEGAN DIET IN COSTA RICA?
By Anna Austin, VRG Intern
For three weeks of the summer of 2010 I stayed in Heredia, Costa Rica. Through a program called CPI (Centro Panamericano de Idiomas), I lived with a family and attended classes at a school for five hours a day. Before I started, I filled out a questionnaire with information about medications, allergies, living habits, etc. to determine which family to live with would be the best fit for me. There was also a section about food allergies and restrictions which included the option to select "vegetarian." I called the school ahead of time to check to see if it was possible to put "vegan" on the sheet. I talked to the people in charge of the school. They said there had been other vegans who had come to the program before and that they would let the family know about my diet. They assured me that it would be more than possible to have them cook vegan meals for me. It seemed like it would all work out perfectly.
The first day I arrived, the family I was going to be living with presented me with lots of food as a way of welcoming me. Unfortunately, none of the food I was offered was vegan. I felt rude refusing their offers, but I was also nervous that the school had not actually informed them of my dietary restrictions. My Spanish skills at the time were not very strong and I had very little confidence in my abilities, so it was a bit of a challenge to communicate with them. Eventually, I was able to make clear that I did not eat anything that came from animals. They asked me if I was a vegetarian. I told them I was, but that I also did not eat dairy or eggs. They understood. They thought it was weird, but they respected it....
To read the rest of the article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/01/can-an-exchange-student-live-on-a-vegan-diet-in-costa-rica/ ]
10) BEYOND MEAT™: VEGGIE CHICKEN STRIPS
by Jeanne Yacoubou, MS
VRG Research Director
Beyond Meat™, from Savage River, Inc., a new meat analog company founded by Ethan Brown and based in Cumberland, Maryland, began out of concern for farm animals. Spending weekends as a child on his family's farm, Ethan Brown grew increasingly concerned about the plight of animals raised for food. He eventually became vegan. Unsatisfied with meat analogs on the market, he decided to start a company that offered something "more realistic, tastier and cheaper." He turned to Fu-Hung Hsieh at the University of Missouri.
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/04/beyond-meat%E2%84%A2-veggie-chicken-strips-from-a-cumberland-maryland-company/ ]
11) VRG's 30th Anniversary Celebration at Candle 79
By Rebecca Kaplan, VRG Intern
The Vegetarian Resource Group held a lunch at Candle 79 on Sunday, May 6, 2012 to celebrate VRG's 30th anniversary. About 30 members of The Vegetarian Resource Group gathered to discuss VRG's initiatives, how the organization has grown over the past 30 years, and enjoy the all-vegan samplings at Candle.
With some squeezing VRG occupied almost all of the space on the second floor.
Many guests at the lunch had been involved with VRG for a long time, including Linda Long, the photographer for many of the magazine's cover photos. She brought with her a bottle of champagne and two candles which read "30", which was one option for the 30th anniversary cover of Vegetarian Journal this summer.
At the lunch, Debra Wasserman gave a speech filling guests in on many initiatives VRG has successfully completed recently, including providing nursing homes with information on making vegetarian meals. Simply Vegan, one of VRG's titles, is going into its fifth edition soon, and has sold over 100,000 copies, a far cry from over twenty years ago, when it was first published, and Wasserman said, "many people didn't even know what the word 'vegan' meant."
The lunch was a great chance for VRG members in New York City to connect. Thank you to Heather Gorn for organizing this event.
12) SAUTEED COLLARD GREENS AND TOMATOES
This great summer recipe is from Vegan Handbook [ http://www.vrg.org/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=63 ] By Debra Wasserman and Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D., which contains over 200 delicious recipes, meal plans, and vegetarian resources for all ages! Purchase a copy [ http://www.vrg.org/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=12 ]
Sauteed Collard Greens and Tomatoes Serves 4
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 pound collards, chopped
- 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
Saute all ingredients together over medium-high heat for 7 minutes. Serve warm.
13) VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE, NEW YORK
By Rebecca Kaplan, VRG Intern
Vegetarians and vegans showed up in full force on Sunday May 27, 2012 for the fifth annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade [ http://www.veggieprideparade.org/ ]. Hundreds of proud vegetarians marched from Greenwich Village to Union Square park to show their support for vegetarianism.
According to the parade's press release, the parade was a venue for people who are vegetarians to come together with one united voice, whatever their individual reasons are for choosing not to eat meat. To whit, a variety of organizations were represented at the parade, from a group of Seventh-day Adventists, who choose not to eat meat for religious reasons, to Mercy for Animals, an animal-rights organization. The Vegetarian Resource Group was there with plenty of information about the vegan and vegetarian lifestyle for any passersby who were curious, or vegetarians who wanted to learn more.
VRG volunteer Dorothy Kenney, who has been with the organization for two years, came out to represent VRG and answer questions. For a man who dabbled with a vegan diet but was unable to find food that would fill him up, she recommended VRG's vegan food pyramid [ http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/MyVeganPlate.pdf ]. Several grandparents of vegan and vegetarian children were grateful to receive information packets with guides for vegetarian children [ http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/veganpregnancy.php ]. And for people who had a limited understanding of vegetarian, such as one man who asked, "Do vegetarians eat fish?" there was Vegetarianism in a Nutshell [ http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/nutshell.htm ].
The event drew a great crowd, and vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike lined up to sample the delicious free vegan fare that some booths were giving away. All of these aspects, as well as the people wearing bright Pea and Carrot costumes (give peas a chance!) drew attention from the general New York crowd, which helped accomplish the parade's goal: to "see vegans and vegetarians come out of the shadows once and for all," Pamela Rice, the organizer of the parade, said in a press release. To volunteer at VRG outreach booths, please contact Mary at email@example.com.
To support VRG outreach, please donate at [ https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?CID=1565 ].
For information on VRG internships, see [ http://www.vrg.org/student/ ].
14) VEGAN IN ARGENTINA
By Ann Austin, VRG Intern
During the summer of 2011 I was going to live in Ushuaia, Argentina, the closest city to Antarctica for about 6 weeks. I would stay with a host family of four and volunteer every day at a pre-school called Dailan Kifki. Although Ushuaia was going to be my final destination, there were no direct flights to the area from the United States. So I first flew into Buenos Aires and stayed there for a couple days before departing once more for my home-to-be.
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/08/vegan-in-argentina/ ]
15) PLANTING PRIDE: CHICAGO'S FIRST VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE
By Aileen McGraw, VRG Intern
Armed with my pleather jacket, broken camera and twin sister, Keara, I register for Chicago's first Veggie Pride Parade just in time to embark from Grant Park. Grabbing a nametag, I join the ranks of other "Hello, my name is" vegans, vegetarians and supporters of plant-based diets.
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/11/planting-pride-chicago%E2%80%99s-first-veggie-pride-parade/ ]
16) INDIA TO BE WORLD'S LARGEST BEEF EXPORTER IN 2012 DUE TO AN EXPANDING DAIRY HERD
A related article said India will be the world's largest exporter of beef. The story stated, "India also prohibits killing of milk-producing water buffalo, but male buffalo and female buffalo once they stop producing milk can both be killed. And, based on the stats from the USDA, they increasingly are, at least for export."
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/11/india-to-be-worlds-largest-beef-exporter-in-2012-due-to-an-expanding-dairy-herd/ ]
17) THE "VEGABETIC": SUCCESSFUL VEGANISM AS A TYPE 1 DIABETIC
by Aileen McGraw
For fifteen years, what I put in my body has been all-important. Hyperawareness of my intake and output continues as a daily priority. My choice to go vegan occurred just over two years ago in April of 2010, but my diagnosis with type 1 diabetes mellitus, commonly known as juvenile diabetes, happened in August of 1997.
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/14/the-vegabetic-successful-veganism-as-a-type-1-diabetic/ ]
18) VRG OUTREACH TO LIVING CLASSROOMS FAMILIES
by Hillary Blunt, VRG Intern
Musical hits of today and yesterday, along with the several tables aiming to give health education about a variety of subjects, ranging from breast cancer to health insurance to vegetarian diets, filled the gymnasium of Carmel Anthony Youth Development Center. I had the chance to represent The Vegetarian Resource Group at the CARE Community Health and Wellness Fair in Baltimore with VRG volunteer, Dorothy Kenney.
We enjoyed handing out coloring books to shy children, who, adorned in tutus and brightly colorful knee-socks, came out of their shells when given the opportunity to perform a belly dancing routine they had learned that morning. While talking to parents about vegetarianism and incorporating vegetables into children's diets, we were pleased to hear from a good number of people that they did, in fact, eat vegetarian as much as they could.
One mother expressed to us that she has a lot of trouble getting her daughter to eat any sort of fruits or vegetables. Without much of a delay, Dorothy gave her a good potential solution: smoothies! In prelude to her solution, Dorothy asked this question: "Does your daughter like juice?" Because, perhaps, if the fruits and vegetables are blended together in a yummy looking smoothie, they might be more appealing to the woman's daughter.
We also handed out a large number of materials to a teacher with Living Classrooms. He had been vegetarian for about ten years, and had just made the transition to eating vegan three months ago. After answering questions about vegetarianism for as long as he had been working with Living Classrooms, the teacher took pamphlets and handouts to distribute to his class and to use as tools for educating about what being vegetarian means, and why some people choose to live that lifestyle.
Living Classrooms, the group that threw this event, is a non-profit educational organization based in Baltimore and D.C., whose mission is to strengthen communities through giving children and young adults hands on education and job training. They strive for, what they call, "learning by doing," or learning by directly experiencing a subject matter. To learn more about Living Classrooms, visit their website, at [ http://www.livingclassrooms.org ]
To support VRG outreach, please donate at [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]
To volunteer at outreach booths, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
19) VRG'S OUTREACH BOOTH AT SPORTS CARDIOVASCULAR AND WELLNESS NUTRITION CONFERENCE
The Vegetarian Resource Group recently had an outreach booth at the annual meeting of the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) dietetic practice of the American Dietetic Association/Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Thank you for volunteering to Amanda Gilley, Dorothy Kenney, Amanda Matte, and Jenny Saccenti, as well as Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler. We had a chance to share vegan information with sports dietitians who see patients, as well as an opportunity for several important conversations about vegetarian needs with dietitians working for major companies that are developing vegetarian and vegan products.
20) FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY
By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
I've recently gotten some questions about the use of folic acid supplements prior to and during pregnancy. Folic acid is one form of folate, an essential vitamin. Folic acid is the form of folate that is used in supplements and fortified foods because it is the form that is most stable. It is added to enriched grain products including breads, pasta, and breakfast cereals. There are several forms of folate that are found naturally in foods; these are called "food folates." Foods that are naturally high in folate include green leafy vegetables, dried beans, and oranges.
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/20/folic-acid-in-pregnancy/ ]
21) VISIT FROM UMD DIETETIC INTERNS - L-CYSTEINE IN YOUR DIET
University of Maryland Dietetic Interns visited the VRG offices as part of their training. One student had this to say about L-cysteine: [ http://umdieteticinternship.blogspot.com/2012/05/l-cysteine-in-your-diet-lastweek-my.html ].
22) MY TOP FIVE RESTAURANTS IN BROOKLYN WITH VEGAN FOOD BY REBECCA
Kaplan, VRG Intern
The VRG has a great directory and listing of vegan- and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New York: [ http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/New_York.php ]. These restaurants are my favorites for affordable, convenient, and tasty vegan dining:
To read about the restaurants, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/22/my-top-five-restaurants-in-brooklyn-with-vegan-food/ ]
23) HOW CAN YOU START A VEGAN CLUB IN HIGH SCHOOL?
By Anna Austin, VRG Intern
My freshman year I was the only vegan in the entire high school. There were some vegetarians, but many of them did not know about veganism. Even some of my friends didn't understand or respect my choices. I had tried to make some small efforts to educate people and to even simply explain myself to others, but most of the time I felt like there wasn't much I could do to clarify or even defend my position to the dozens of other students at my school who either knew nothing about veganism, thought it was odd, or disagreed with it entirely. I felt that, because I was so outnumbered, there was nothing I could do to promote a change within my school environment. For a while things seemed kind of hopeless. There was no way I alone could change the way things were. For the majority of the school year I grew somewhat comfortable being the only vegan in the school. I had never met any other vegans my age and I had minimal support coming from others, especially those within my age group.
To read the rest of this article, visit our blog: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/06/25/how-can-you-start-a-vegan-club-in-high-school/ ]
24) VEGAN RESTAURANT FOR SALE IN CA
A very successful vegan restaurant is for sale in southern California. This completely turnkey establishment has a fully-equipped kitchen and a beautiful outdoor patio. $120,000 firm. Only serious buyers should inquire. For more information, please contact Rick at email@example.com.
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.)
If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find out more about The VRG, contact us at:
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