VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 20, Issue 8

August 2016

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. VRG BOOTHS
  3. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS
  4. HELP US REPRINT VEGAN IN A NUTSHELL BROCHURE
  5. ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
  6. VEG DINING CARDS
  7. HUMOROUS VEGGIE SONGS
  8. VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER OCTOBER 16 IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE
  9. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  10. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  11. ABOUT VRG NEWS

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • POLYUNSATURED FATTY ACIDS
  • VEGETARIAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
  • GUIDE TO LEATHER ALTERNATIVES
  • YARD HOUSE VEGAN BURGER
  • VEGAN SNACKS FOR RUNNERS
  • VEGAN PICNICS
  • BEING VEGAN AT A THEME PARK
DIETETIC INTERN DAY AT VRG
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/20/dietetic-intern-day-at-vrg/ ]
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/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP- PURCHASE A BOOK FROM OUR CATALOG!
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/22/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-purchase-a-book-from-our-catalog/ ]
PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN A SURVEY ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDES, FEELINGS, OPINIONS AND BEHAVIORS CONCERNING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ANIMAL RELATED ISSUES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/22/please-participate-in-a-survey-about-your-attitudes-feelings-opinions-and-behaviors-concerning-social-economic-environmental-and-animal-related-issues/ ]
CONNECTICUT STUDENT WINS $10000 VEGETARIaN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/23/connecticut-student-wins-10000-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship/ ]
FIELD ROAST DOGS AND BURGERS AT CAMDEN YARDS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/23/field-roast-dogs-and-burgers-at-camden-yards/ ]
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/ ]
OHIO STUDENT WINS $5000 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/27/ohio-student-wins-5000-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship/ ]
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/ ]
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/ ]
CALIFORNIA STUDENT WINS $5000 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/30/california-student-wins-5000-vegetarian-resource-group-scholarship/ ]
VEGAN BURGER AT YARD HOUSE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/06/30/vegan-burger-at-yard-house/ ]
NEW RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S ONLINE GUIDE TO VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE USA AND CANADA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/01/new-restaurants-have-been-added-to-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-online-guide-to-veganvegetarian-restaurants-in-the-usa-and-canada/ ]
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/ ]
PURCHASE A VEG DINING CARD AND SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/06/purchase-a-veg-dining-card-and-support-the-vegetarian-resource-group/ ]
VEGAN SNACKS FOR A RUNNER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/06/vegan-snacks-for-a-runner/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP WILL BE TABLING AT THE RICHMOND VEGFEST IN VIRGINIA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/07/the-vegetarian-resource-group-will-be-tabling-at-the-richmond-vegfest-in-virginia/ ]
THE GREEN BOHEME IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/07/the-green-boheme-in-roseville-california/ ]
ORGANIC VEGGIE MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/08/organic-veggie-meals-delivered-to-your-home-or-office/ ]
PORTABLE VEGAN FOODS FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/08/portable-vegan-foods-for-endurance-sports/ ]
SPEAKING OF VEGAN PODCAST
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/11/speaking-of-vegan-podcast/ ]
THE CHICAGO DINER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/11/the-chicago-diner/ ]
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP VEGAN THAI DINNER IN BOSTON AT MY THAI VEGAN CAFE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/12/vegetarian-resource-group-vegan-thai-dinner-in-boston-at-my-thai-vegan-cafe-2/ ]
BEING VEGAN AT A THEME PARK
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/12/being-vegan-at-a-theme-park-2/ ]
WHO WOULD THINK? BEN AND JERRY'S
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/13/who-would-think-ben-and-jerrys/ ]
TAKING ACTION FOR ANIMALS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/13/taking-action-for-animals/ ]
VEGAN FOODS TO PREPARE FOR VEGETARIAN AND NON-VEGETARIAN FRIENDS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/14/vegan-foods-to-prepare-for-vegetarian-and-non-vegetarian-friends/ ]
ORGANIC VEGGIE MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/15/organic-veggie-meals-delivered-to-your-home-or-office-2/ ]
VEGAN SUMMERTIME PICNIC
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/15/vegan-summertime-picnic/ ]
OUR DAILY BREAD
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/18/our-daily-bread/ ]
VEG DINING CARDS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/07/19/veg-dining-cards/ ]

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2) VRG BOOTHS

Vegan Soul Fest
Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Saturday, August 20th from 12 PM - 7 PM
http://www.vegansoulfest.com/ ]
DC VEG FEST
Saturday September 24th
Intersection of N. Street SE and 1st Street SE
Washington DC
http://dcvegfest.com/ ]
Natural Products Expo
Thursday September 22 — Saturday September 24
10 AM — 6 PM, Thursday and Friday
10 AM — 4 PM Saturday
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD USA
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
Saturday September 24
IX Art Park
963 2nd St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
http://www.cvillevegfest.org/#date ]
The Maryland Dietetics in Health Care Communities Fall 2016 Workshop
Wednesday, October 5th
The Gathering Place, Clarksville MD
World Veg Fest San Francisco
Saturday October 8th — Sunday October 9th
VRG Vegan Thai Dinner
Boston, MA
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 6 PM
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/02/8700/ ]
FNCE Diet. Conference in Boston
Sunday,October 16 to Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck with The Vegetarian Resource Group
North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
Sunday, November 20th 2016, 5 PM

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3) A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to the following VRG Volunteers, for all of your hard work with The Vegetarian Resource Group's activities such as HTML work, restaurant guide entries, doing blog postings, staffing booths etc.:

  • Arnold Alper MD
  • Matt Baker
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Casey Brown
  • Mary Dempsey
  • Heather Francis
  • Sasha Keenan
  • Reed Mangels PhD
  • Laura McGuiness
  • David Milner
  • Beth Preiss
  • Carl Robbins
  • Christiana Rutkowski
  • Eveian Salmon
  • Shani Stewart
  • Elsa Spencer PhD
  • Hana Takemoto

Anyone interested in Volunteering with The Vegetarian Resource Group, please contact: brigette@vrg.org

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4) HELP US REPRINT VEGAN IN A NUTSHELL BROCHURE

We have sent tens of thousands of our Vegan in a Nutshell brochure to groups and educators around the country, from Virginia to Nebraska to New York to Oregon and Texas. They have been used by dietitians, by programs serving low income communities, at VegFests, by activists tabling, and with college students. We have run out and need to reprint. Please consider a donation of $25, $50, $100 or more at
http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

Thank you for your support.

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

See: [ http://trifectanutrition.com/vrg ]

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

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6) 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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7) HUMOROUS VEGGIE SONGS

Hi VRG. I am a California police officer who composed a music CD dedicated to the vegetarian lifestyle. Is a collection of songs, mostly humorous, that celebrate our way of life and explain it to those who just don't get it. I'm just passing this on to you in case you find it fun.

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8) VRG VEGAN THAI DINNER OCTOBER 16 IN BOSTON: MY THAI VEGAN CAFE

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan Thai dinner at My Thai Vegan Café in Boston on Sunday, October 16, 2016 AT 6pm 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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9) 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 [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ] . 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!

Go to: [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]

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10) 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
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 or to volunteer: brigette@vrg.org
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]

To donate: [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?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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11) ABOUT VRG NEWS

VRG-NEWS is the 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 us at vrg@vrg.org. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or corrections to VRG-NEWS, please direct them to vrg@vrg.org. Thanks.

If you are a new subscriber, you might enjoy reading past issues of VRG-NEWS online at
http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

Please support our outreach and assistance to others Join VRG:
http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm ]

Donate: [ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]

Free email news: [ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/index.htm#subscribe ]

vrg@vrg.org http://www.vrg.org ]
The Vegetarian Resource Group / Vegetarian Journal
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore MD 21203 US
(410) 366-8343

The VRG is an educational non-profit group providing information on vegetarianism and veganism.

To subscribe to VRG-NEWS, go to [ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

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The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
FAX: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org or to volunteer: brigette@vrg.org