VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 21, Issue 8

August 2017

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AND NEWS
  2. VRG BOOTHS AND EVENTS
  3. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VRG VOLUNTEERS
  4. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S INSTAGRAM PAGE
  5. VRG HIGHLIGHTS
  6. INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN/VEGAN EVENTS
  7. VRG VEGAN DINNER IN CHICAGO, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 AT 6 PM
  8. BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR FOR VRG
  9. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  10. ABOUT VRG NEWS

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AND NEWS

  • VEGAN FOOD AT VALLEY MILLS H-E-B PLUS IN TX
  • MY VEGAN HERSHEYPARK EXPERIENCE
  • BUY NEW NON-LEATHER SHOES, SANDALS, OR SNEAKERS
  • SWEET FROG FROZEN YOGURT
  • VEGAN MATERIALS IN SPANISH
  • VEGAN BACKPACKS
  • VEGAN MENU OPTIONS AT SOUPER SALAD
  • AND MORE!
VRG EXHIBITS AT CENTRAL PA VEGFEST
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/20/vrg-exhibits-at-central-pa-vegfest/ ]
VEGAN FOOD ITEMS AT VALLEY MILLS H-E-B PLUS IN TEXAS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/21/vegan-food-items-at-valley-mills-h%E2%80%91e%E2%80%91b-plus-in-texas/ ]
VISIT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BOOTH AT UPCOMING SUMMER 2017 EVENTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/21/visit-the-vegetarian-resource-group-booth-at-upcoming-summer-2017-events/ ]
JOIN US ON THE VRG PARENTS AND KIDS FACEBOOK PAGE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/22/join-us-on-the-vrg-parents-and-kids-facebook-page/ ]
COLORFUL PAPER WEIGHTS WITH A VEGGIE THEME TO USE FOR OUTREACH
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/22/colorful-paper-weights-with-a-veggie-theme-to-use-for-outreach/ ]
MY VEGAN HERSHEYPARK EXPERIENCE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/23/my-vegan-hersheypark-experience/ ]
NOSHI FOOD PAINT
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/26/noshi-food-paint/ ]
SUNNY DREAMY CHOCOLATE AMY'S BRAND CHOCOLATE BARS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/27/sunny-dreamy-chocolate-amys-brand-chocolate-bars/ ]
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR VEGAN MATERIALS WRITTEN IN SPANISH
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/28/are-you-looking-for-vegan-materials-written-in-spanish/ ]
VRG IS HOME TO SEVERAL INTERNS AND VOLUNTEERS THIS SUMMER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/06/29/11116/ ]
VEGGIE FOCUSED ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH KIDS THIS SUMMER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/03/veggie-focused-activities-to-do-with-kids-this-summer/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP YEAR ROUND BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/04/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-year-round-become-a-monthly-or-quarterly-donor-7/ ]
ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUY NEW NON-LEATHER SHOES, SANDALS, OR SNEAKERS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/05/are-you-looking-to-buy-new-non-leather-shoes-sandals-or-sneakers/ ]
TEEN SECTION ON WWW.VRG.ORG
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/06/teen-section-on-www-vrg-org/ ]
NEW RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S ONLINE GUIDE TO VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE USA AND CANADA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/07/new-restaurants-have-been-added-to-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-online-guide-to-veganvegetarian-restaurants-in-the-usa-and-canada-14/ ]
SWEET FROG FROZEN YOGURT
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/10/sweet-frog-frozen-yogurt/ ]
SUPPORT THE VRG ON AMAZON TODAY
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/10/support-the-vrg-on-amazon-today/ ]
VEGAN CASSEROLES FOR OUR DAILY BREAD IN BALTIMORE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/11/vegan-casseroles-for-our-daily-bread-in-baltimore/ ]
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP 35TH ANNIVERSARY VEGAN DINNER IN CHICAGO
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/13/vegetarian-resource-group-35th-anniversary-vegan-dinner-in-chicago-3/ ]
VEGAN MENU OPTIONS AT SOUPER SALAD
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/14/vegan-menu-options-at-souper-salad/ ]
VEGAN BACKPACKS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/07/18/vegan-backpacks/ ]

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2) VRG BOOTHS AND EVENTS

MARYLAND AREA EVENTS:

Vegan SoulFest
August 26th from 12 PM — 7 PM
Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
2901 Liberty Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
The Vegetarian Resource Group's Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Dinner:
Sunday, November 19th at 5 PM.
North Baltimore Mennonite Church
4615 Roland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
To attend, it is $4/person + one vegan dish that serves four.

OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA EVENTS:

DC VegFest
September 2nd from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lot H/I at Yards Park
355 Water Street SE
Washington DC 20003
Charlottesville Vegan Roots Festival
Saturday, September 30th from 12:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Booker T. Washington Park
1001 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
World Veg Festival
Sunday, October 1st, 10 AM-6:30 PM
San Francisco County Fair Building
in Golden Gate Park
1199 9th Avenue
San Francisco CA, 94122
New Jersey VegFest
Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th
(The festival schedule is TBA so be sure to check the website for updates)
Meadowlands Expo Center
355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
October 21-24, 2017
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
McCormick West Building
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616
The Vegetarian Resource Group Dinner
During The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Meeting
Sunday, October 22nd at 6 PM
LYFE Kitchen
270 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60610
(Corner of N Fairbanks Ct. and Ontario)
$35/person (includes tax and tip)

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

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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.:

  • Elsa Spencer, PhD
  • Chef Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD
  • Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
  • Arnold Alper, MD
  • Jane Michalek
  • Suzanne Hengen
  • Shannon Borgoyn
  • Sandra Adams-Hallie
  • Brad Scott
  • Catherine Conway, MS, RD
  • Jerry Marcus , MD
  • Wayne Smeltz , PhD
  • Veena Manohar
  • Stuart Stahler
  • Michaela Sadlowski
  • Carole Hamlin
  • Robin Patalon
  • Marissa Thobe
  • Laneece Hurd
  • Anna Lam
  • Nicole Turner
  • Catherine Conway
  • Natalie Evans
  • Matt Baker
  • Casey Brown
  • Heather Francis
  • Suzanne DeFelice
  • Josephine Hoffman
  • David Milner
  • Franco Smeriglio
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Natalie Allen
  • Laura McGuiness
  • Shani Stewart
  • Jenny Saccenti
  • Larry Miller
  • Sally Miller
  • Julia Matthew
  • Kay Stepkin
  • Nanette Blanchard
  • Karen Peissinger
  • Bobbi Pasternak, RN
  • Bekah Campbell

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4) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S INSTAGRAM PAGE

Hey everyone!

This is Heather Francis, past intern and current volunteer at the VRG. I'm newly managing our Instagram account. Come visit.

Our Instagram page is @vegetarianresourcegroup.

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5) VRG HIGHLIGHTS

Last month our interns designed and taught at workshop about vegan diets at Tuttie's Place, a summer program for underserved Baltimore City youth. The participants were ages 5 — 21.

The Vegetarian Resource Group had a public outreach booth at the 32nd Street Farmers Market (Waverly) in Baltimore, Maryland.

We did a booth at the Jaina Convention in Edison, New Jersey. There was a noticeable shift towards veganism this year, as generally Jains are vegetarian, but not vegan. Many people were excited to learn more about vegan diets.

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6) INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN/VEGAN EVENTS

VEGETARIAN FOOD ASIA

Vegetarian Food Asia (VFA) is coming on 1-3 February 2018 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) with a bigger scale.

Date:
Feb 1-2 (Thu-Fri) Trade only
Feb 3 (Sat) Trade & Public
Venue:
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5F & G
[ dawn.zeng@baobab-tree-event.com ]

VEGETARIAN VISION'S 25TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL VEGAN CONVENTION

Vegetarian Vision's 25th Annual International Vegetarian Convention is Coming to NYC this September. Celebrate healthy living at Vegetarian Vision's 25th Annual International Vegetarian Convention on September 9th-10th at Penn Plaza Pavilion (401 Seventh Avenue) in the heart of midtown Manhattan beginning at 10 AM. The convention, presented by the non-profit Vegetarian Vision Inc. is filled with food, fun, fitness and health offerings while promoting well-being. There will be yoga classes led by Hatha, Anusara, Restorative and Vinyasa practitioners as well as dance sessions led by Bollywood instructors in addition to vegetarian food and wine tastings across the 35,000 square foot venue. One day passes are $15 and $25 for a two day pass and can be purchased by visiting

http://vegetarianvision.org ]

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7) VRG VEGAN DINNER IN CHICAGO, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 AT 6 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017 AT 6 PM

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan dinner at LYFE Kitchen in Chicago, IL (at Fairbanks and Ontario) on Sunday, October 22, 2017 during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meet VRG advisors Reed Mangels PhD, RD, Catherine Conway MS RD, Charles Stahler, Debra Wasserman, and vegetarian dietitians from around the country. The public is welcome.

Menu

  • Edamame Hummus
  • Kale and Cranberry Salad
  • Ancient Grain Stir-Fry Bowl with stir-fried vegetables, beefless tips, quinoa, black rice,
  • cilantro, and sweet chili-ginger sauce
  • Vegan Thai Red Curry Bowl with garlic-lime tofu, broccoli, eggplant, peppers, peas,
  • whole grain wheatberries, Thai basil, and coconut curry sauce
  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Tea or Coffee

The meal will be served family style. Note: Seating is limited!

To reserve

Send $35 per person (includes tax and tip) with names to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Or call (410) 366-8343 9 AM — 5 PM Mon. — Fri. EST to charge over the phone. Or pay at [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ] and write “Chicago Dinner” in the Comments.

Number attending X $35/person = $
Donation towards professional outreach: $
Total enclosed: $
Names of attendees:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
Email:
Phone:

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8) BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR FOR VRG

The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our monthly and quarterly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of just $10 a month by going to:

http://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! Go to:

http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

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9) 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 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: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2017 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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10) 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 ]

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P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore MD 21203 US
(410) 366-8343

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