Notes from The VRG Scientific Department

The Vegetarian Resource Group in the News

VRG’s Nutrition Adviser Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, was interviewed by Vegan Health & Fitness about vegan pregnancy. She also spoke to Today’s Dietitian about low-fat plant-based diets. On NPR affiliate KPCC in Los Angeles, she spoke about vegan children on a public affairs show called AirTalk. On the web, she gave an interview for, a PBS-affiliated site for adults over age 55 on how to accommodate a vegetarian or vegan dinner guest.

Vegetarian Journal Managing Editor and VRG Co-Coordinator Debra Wasserman was quoted in The Baltimore Jewish Times about Rosh Hashanah. Our vegetarian poll was cited in a New York Times daily briefing email. A journalist from Reuters in Canada also contacted us for poll figures.

VEGAN Education

The Vegetarian Resource Group had a booth at the Maryland Dietetics in Health Care Communities conference. These dietitians serve individuals in a variety of settings, which include skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuum care communities, and correctional facilities.

VRG’s Nutrition Adviser Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about vegetarian pregnancies. At the Toronto Veg Food Fest, she sat on a panel titled "Live Long and Prosper: Nutrition Advice from Three Doctors." She was accompanied by Dr. Michael Greger and Dr. Tushar Mehta. Also at the Toronto Veg Food Fest, she gave a presentation called "Growing Up Healthy," during which she discussed raising healthy veg babies, children, and teens.