NOTES FROM THE SCIENTIFIC DEPARTMENT.
Some activities of The Vegetarian Resource Group/ Vegetarian Journal are highlighted below.
VRG in the News
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Beta vulgaris; called also mangel-wurzel. , PhD, RD, was interviewed for a story on vitamin [B.sub.12] and the elderly for <WellPlanet.com>, a natural health website. Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala, MS, RD, was interviewed by E-Magazine for a story about sugar substitutes, and by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for a story about how to make the transition to a plant-based diet. She was also a guest on station WAVE 990 AM out of Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. , for a segment about vegetarian diets and natural foods.
ADA Ada, city, United States
Ada (ā`ə), city (1990 pop. 15,820), seat of Pontotoc co., S central Okla.; inc. 1904. It is a large cattle market and the center of a rich oil and ranch area. Awards Go to VRG Nutrition Advisors
The American Dietetic dietetic /di·e·tet·ic/ (di?ah-tet´ik) pertaining to diet or proper food.
1. Of or relating to diet.
2. Association's Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group has awarded VRG Nutrition Advisors Suzanne Havala and Reed Mangels Awards of Excellence in Service and Leadership. The awards were presented at the ADA's annual meeting held last year in Denver, Colorado.
National Meetings and Conferences
Suzanne Havala presented a session on federal nutrition policy and dietary recommendations at the Go Veggie Fest, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event was sponsored by Animal Advocates, Inc. Suzanne presented a similar session later that month in Raleigh, North Carolina For other uses of this name, see Raleigh.
Raleigh (IPA: /ˈrɑli/, ral-ee) is the capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County. , at the Culture and Animals Foundation's annual conference.
This year's annual meeting of The American Dietetic Association The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is the United States' largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, with nearly 65,000 members. Approximately 75 % of ADA's members are registered dietitians and about 4 % are dietetic technicians, registered. was held in Denver, Colorado, and VRG was on hand with a booth in the exhibition hall, distributing nutrition education materials and samples of the Vegetarian Journal to the nearly nine thousand attendees. Once again, VRG sponsored a vegan dinner on Monday evening of the conference week, drawing over 115 dietitians and VRG members to Denver's Mercury Cafe for a memorable evening of fine food and networking. The VRG dinner, which has become a much-anticipated tradition among dietitians at this annual conference, will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, next year at a yet undetermined location.
Outreach by VRG's Food Service Advisor
VRG's Food Service Advisor, Nancy Berkoff, recently assisted in writing a produce cookbook. She contributed the background vignettes for over 60 types of exotic produce, along with recipes using them. Nancy also was a judge for Pace Salsa--veggie entrees using Pace products (salsa, veggie sauces, tortillas, etc.)--at the Orange County Fair Orange County Fair may refer to any of several large fairs throughout the United States.
Nancy continues to promote vegetarianism in the media. She was on the nationally syndicated radio show Produce Buddies promoting the use of vegetables as entree foods. She also wrote two articles for <www.chowbaby.com> on vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange County, California Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it the second most populous county in the state of California, and the fifth most populous in the United States. .