Notes from the VRG Scientific Department

VRG In the News

VRG Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was interviewed for an article about school lunches for Vegetarian Voice magazine and about raw foods diets for the University of Massachusetts' Daily Collegian student newspaper. She also spoke about the blood type diet and about the Vegetarian Nutrition Congress during a 20-minute slot on the For the Love of Produce radio show. In addition, Reed recently authored a chapter on pediatric vegetarianism for a textbook titled Life Cycle Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach, which will be published by Jones and Bartlett in 2009.


The 34th Vegetarian Summerfest, hosted by the North American Vegetarian Society, was held in Johnstown, PA, June 18-22. VRG sponsored an information table at the event. VRG Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, led sessions on raw foods diets, careers in nutrition, and understanding the role of interest groups in food and nutrition advocacy. VRG Co-Coordinators Charles Stahler and Debra Wasserman presented sessions called "Media Outreach for Quiet People" and "Raising Vegetarian Kids in a Non-Vegetarian World." The conference was attended by 600 people from across the U.S. and Canada.