Over the summer, I attended an event in Buffalo called VegFest. The timing could not be more perfect as this was the time when I was starting my transition to an all plant based diet. The purpose of the event is to provide people (vegan or not) with information on vegan products, food, and plant based resources. As I was wondering around (it was so nice not to have to worry about chasing 2 screaming kids around), I came across a table for the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG).
The VRG is is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and veganism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger (definition adapted from VRG.org). This was my first time hearing about this organization, and now I can't imagine not being without this valuable resource!
I have now volunteered for them a few times, by writing blog posts and reviewing restaurants that carry plant based food items, so I wanted to share my latest guest blog post-Staying Vegan During Your Hospital Stay! It gives a great overview of how to stick to your vegan foods should you have to be admitted to a hospital. And while you're on the site, check out the abundance of info they have to offer! And when you decide to transition to a plant based diet, I'll be waiting to work with you ; ) Short blog post I know, but don't worry, more good stuff to come next week!