Updates to USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan Better Reflect the Cost of a Healthy Diet

By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD For the past 45 years, the USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan has been the basis for calculating the amount of SNAP benefits that households receive. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families. These benefits are used at stores to […]

The Long-Term Consequences of a Keto Diet: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer, New Study Finds

The long-term consequences of a ketogenic diet may far outweigh any potential short-term benefits, according to a new review published in scientific journal Frontiers in Nutrition. For the meta-analysis, a group of physicians, researchers, and registered dietitians analyzed more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on keto diets to identify the long-term effects.  Keto diets are known […]

The Long-Term Consequences of a Keto Diet: Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer, New Study Finds

The long-term consequences of a ketogenic diet may far outweigh any potential short-term benefits, according to a new review published in scientific journal Frontiers in Nutrition. For the meta-analysis, a group of physicians, researchers, and registered dietitians analyzed more than 100 peer-reviewed studies on keto diets to identify the long-term effects.  Keto diets are known […]

6 Tips for Losing Weight on a Vegan Diet

According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, individuals who follow a vegan diet for approximately 18 weeks shed, on average, four pounds more than those who follow animal-based diets. The beauty of the vegan diet is that there are no gimmicks involved, no hardcore caloric restriction, and no bonking from […]

Vegan Diets in a Nutshell Poster

Share this handy poster with family and friends. You can also print it out and post it on your refrigerator. See: https://www.vrg.org/nutshell/VeganDietsinaNutshellPoster.pdf

Vegan Diets in a Nutshell Poster

Share this handy poster with family and friends. You can also print it out and post it on your refrigerator. See: https://www.vrg.org/nutshell/VeganDietsinaNutshellPoster.pdf

Patient-Centered Care: Interview with Registered Dietitian Cathy Conway

By Shantika Bhat, VG Intern Shantika Bhat is interested in neurological diseases and how to care for patients. She interviewed Cathy Conway, a registered dietitian who works with patients who have developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Playing the role Something that always comes up in the medical field is that fear of preconceived notions of a […]

Relationship between Diets and Strokes

By Shantika Bhat, VRG intern A recently published study examined close to 210,00 men and women to determine whether subjects whose diets included more plant foods had a lower risk of strokes. To evaluate the quality of the participants’ food intake the researchers used three different indices: the plant-based diet index (PDI), the healthful plant-based […]

Why Are All These Olympic Skateboarders Vegan?

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are highly anticipated for several reasons. Not only did the athletes and fans have to wait an extra year, but a number of sports are making their Olympic debut. Skateboarding is one of the newest sports taking to the Olympic stage and with its debut comes the emergence of more […]