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VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 9
September 1998

CONTENTS

  1. VRG Dinner, Kansas City, MO October 19th, 1998
  2. VRG Job Openings
  3. VRG Internships Available
  4. Combined Federal Charities / United Way
  5. September / October 1998 Vegetarian Journal Online
  6. Recipe of the Month: Black Bean & Corn Chowder
  7. About The Vegetarian Resource Group
  8. About VRG-NEWS


VRG DINNER, KANSAS CITY, MO OCTOBER 19TH, 1998

1) The Vegetarian Resource Group is sponsoring a vegan dinner during The American Dietetic Association meeting in Kansas City, MO. The dinner will be held on Monday, October 19th, 1998 at 6:30 p.m. at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill, 3906 Bell St. off 39th St. near the University of Kansas Medical Center, about 3 miles from the Convention Center.

You will have the opportunity to mingle with registered dietitians and others interested in vegetarian diets. VRG Co-Directors Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler will be there, along with VRG's Foodservice Advisor Nancy Berkoff, R.D., Ed.D., and Julie Covington, M.S., R.D., chair of the ADA Vegetarian Practice Group. Register early to guarantee a seat!

You may fill out the form below and send it along with your payment to:

VRG KC dinner
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

Or call the office at (410) 366-8343 between 9 am and 5 pm EST and charge the dinner to your Mastercard or Visa.

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Name: _______________________________

Address: _______________________________

City: _______________________________

State/Zip: _____________________________

Phone: _______________________________

Number of Adults ______ x $15 = $________

Number of Children (ages 6-12) ______ x $7 = $________

There is no charge for children 5 and under.

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VRG JOB OPENINGS

2) Registered Dietitian

VRG is searching for an R.D. very knowledgeable about vegetarian diets with a strong science background to research and write articles/books; answer media, consumer, and professional questions; and liaison with other groups. Job is in Baltimore. Please send resume, cover letter, and writing samples to The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Or email resume and writing samples to vrg@vrg.org.

Research/Customer Service/Web Site Maintenance

VRG needs a Jack or Jill of all trades with good science background, writing skills, and knowledge of vegetarian issues. Will research and write articles, respond to inquiries, answer e-mails, author books, maintain web site, develop computer-related outreach and e-commerce, answer phone, respond to media questions, and more. Full health insurance. Send resume, writing sample, and cover letter to The Vegetarian Resource Group, Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Or email resume and writing samples to vrg@vrg.org.


INTERN OPENINGS

3) VRG has intern openings. The job depends on your background, major, and interests. Tasks may include research, writing, and/or community outreach. Journalism, English, Nutrition, and Business majors can gain valuable experience. Activists can learn new skills and knowledge, and share your expertise. Positions are open throughout the year for all ages. VRG internships are unpaid.

If interested, please send a current resume, writing samples, and a letter including the following information:

a) why you want to intern for The Vegetarian Resource Group
b) the type of experience that would interest you
c) your qualifications

to:

Intern Position
The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

or email the above to vrg@vrg.org.


COMBINED FEDERAL CHARITIES / UNITED WAY

4) Please remember The Vegetarian Resource Group when choosing your charities for the 1998 Combined Federal Campaign or United Way. For the United Way, you will need to designate VRG as an "Other Health and Human Services Not-Profit Agency" on your designation form. VRG is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.


SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1998 VEGETARIAN JOURNAL ONLINE

5) The September/October 1998 excerpts from the Vegetarian Journal are now online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj98sep/. Look for articles on:

a) Note from the Coordinators
b) Let's Party
c) Nutition Hotline: Sunlight and Vitamin D; organic produce and Vitamin B-12
d) Staying with it: Three case of Teen Vegetarianism
e) Notes from the Scientific Department

If you are not currently a subscriber to the Vegetarian Journal, why not subscribe today? You can find subscription information online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm. Join for $30 or more, and receive a FREE copy of the Vegan Handbook, a $19.95 value! (see http://www.vrg.org/catalog/veganhandbook.htm).

Thanks to volunteer Jeanie Freeman for converting the articles to html for the web site.


RECIPE OF THE MONTH: BLACK BEAN & CORN CHOWDER

6) Here's an easy yet delicious soup for a crisp fall evening. The recipe appears in "Conveniently Vegan" by Debra Wasserman. For more information about this and other VRG books, visit http://www.vrg.org/catalog/

Black Bean & Corn Chowder
(Serves 6)

15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
15-ounce can diced tomatoes, or whole tomatoes, chopped
10-ounce box frozen corn kernels
small onion, finely chopped
2 cups soy milk or other non-dairy milk alternative
4 cups water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Heat all the ingredients together in a large pot over medium heat for 25 mintues. Serve warm.

Total calories per serving: 229; Fat: 3 grams; Total Fat as % of Daily Value: 5%; Protein: 11 grams; Iron: 2 mg; Carbohydrates: 34 grams; Calcium: 65 mg; Dietary Fiber: 6 grams; Sodium 299 mg.


ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

7) Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthy 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, and book sales.

The Vegetarian Journal, a bi-monthly print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG. The Journal features informational and recipe articles, product and book reviews, news for vegetarian activists, and up to date information about vegetarian health and nutrition. Membership in the VRG costs $20/year in the US, $30/year in Canada and Mexico, or $42/year for the rest of the world. Accepted forms of payment, all in US funds, are Visa, Mastercard, checks drawn on US banks, and postal orders. When joining, please send us your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. If paying by credit card, please include the card number and expiration date. Membership requests should be directed to:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org

Or you can subscribe online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm


ABOUT VRG-NEWS

8) VRG-NEWS is distributed as a volunteer service of Vegetarians Online, the forum for vegetarians on America Online. Vegetarians Online offers message boards, live chats, downloadable files, informational content, quick links to vegetarian websites and USENET newsgroups, and an interactive store which features products from The VRG. AOL members can use keyword VEGAN to visit Vegetarians Online. For more information, please contact Vegetarians Online host Bobbi Pasternak at bobbi@vrg.org.

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