Notes from the VRG Scientific Department

The Vegetarian Resource Group Outreach

VRG Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was co-author of the latest American Dietetic Association (ADA) position paper on vegetarian diets. In addition, Reed reported that the newest edition of the Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, which is published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and sent free to all member pediatricians, contained a chapter on vegetarianism that was positive and used VRG poll information, as well as meal plans that Reed Mangels and Ginny Messina created. The chapter also quoted the American Dietetic Association position paper on vegetarianism.

VRG in the news

VRG Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was interviewed about the ADA paper mentioned above by Global Television News in Canada, Supreme Master Television, VIVmag (a digital magazine covering health, nutrition, style, travel, and other lifestyle topics), and The Washington Post. Reed granted interviews to The York Daily Record/Sunday News in York County, PA, about how to eat like a vegetarian, to Vegetarian Times about common pitfalls, and to USA Today about vegetarian bone health. In addition, she was interviewed by American Baby magazine about vegetarian babies and children and about the new ADA position paper, by The Los Angeles Times about vegetarian children, by Chesapeake Family magazine about vegetarian kids growing up in non-vegetarian families, and by Current Health, A Weekly Reader magazine about vegetarianism and teenagers. Finally, Reed and longtime VRG volunteer Sarah Ellis, MS, RD, were interviewed about lifelong vegetarians and vegans by The Boston Globe.