VRG in the news. (Notes from the Scientific Department).
VRG Nutrition Advisor Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, RD, was interviewed for a story in the magazine Oxygen about the pros and cons of eating a vegan diet and for another about the benefits of eating breakfast. She was also interviewed for a story in The New York Times Magazine about raw foods diets and by the Raleigh News & Observer for a story about the most and least nutritious foods for your money. VRG Food Service Advisor Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD, was on the nationally syndicated Michael Reagan Show. Nancy was invited to present the pro-veggie point of view on the topic of vegetarianism, and an RD for the Beef Council was speaking "against" veggie diets. Nancy managed to get the other dietitian to admit that a beefless diet could be healthy! And that adolescents who decide to eat veggie do not have eating disorders! Nancy also wrote an article for Food and Health Communications (a newsletter for RDs and health care professionals) on mainstreaming the vegetarian lifestyle.