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Fall 1996

Editor: Brad Scott



Note From the Editor

The Vegetarian Resource Group had a busy summer with interns. We'd like to thank Rachel Himmelheber, Caroline Pyevich, Suzanne Holden, Courtney K. Centner, and Jennifer Renee Brown for their extensive work. We think internships are a wonderful way to give valuable experience to people who in turn write articles, perform research, and perform administrative functions.

The Vegetarian Resource Group wishes the best of luck to Kumar Ramanathan and Ziona Swigart who are leaving VRG after two and four years, respectively. We thank them for their time working with VRG. We welcome Jeanne Bartas and Tamara Richter, who have taken over their responsibilities.

A HUGE thank you to our supporters who donated money for these special projects. We especially thank our core supporters who funded half of each of these projects before we even asked for donations from our other supporters.

The satellite feed of Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D. taped in Dallas in May was distributed to over 2,000 hospitals. In this video, geared for health care workers,  Suzanne explains what a vegetarian diet is and how it benefits children, adults, and seniors.

In June, the 16-page reprint of the Vegetarian Journal article titled "The Vegan Diet During Pregnancy, Lactation, and Childhood" was included in information packets given to

attendees of the La Leche League's Western Regional Conference. The La Leche League promotes breastfeeding and mother-baby togetherness. We also gave away copies of this reprint at regional nutrition conferences, and we will hand out more at The American Dietetic Association conference this fall.

Our exhibits at the National Alliance for the Animals' World Congress for Animals and March for the Animals in Washington, D.C were very successful. We gave away thousands of copies of the July/August issue of the Vegetarian Journal. This was a great opportunity to reach people when their emotions were already peaked from the energy of being surrounded by thousands of others who care so much about animals.

VRG's latest book, The Vegan Handbook, is now available in some bookstores and through The Vegetarian Resource Group.  This is an all-vegan 256-page compilation of previous Vegetarian Journal articles and recipes, reformulated into a practical, how-to guide on either becoming a vegan and/or making it easier to maintain a vegan lifestyle.

With summer over and school in session, we continue to receive hundreds of calls and letters asking for information on vegetarianism. Thanks for all your support which makes this outreach, and all our activities, possible. -- Brad Scott


Thanks to volunteer Rob Eccles for converting this article to HTML



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