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The Seven Habits of Healthy Vegans by Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

  • Feb 11, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Vegan Chicago is happy to announce that we are hosting another great speaker to inform and inspire our members! This time we got a rock star of vegan nutrition who wrote, what we consider, to be the most comprehensive and credible book on the subject. This is a rare opportunity and we are thrilled to be able to bring her to you!

Speaker: Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

Title: The Seven Habits of Healthy Vegans

Description: Meeting nutrient needs and planning a healthy vegan diet are easy when you build menus around seven core food habits. This presentation answers common questions about meeting protein and calcium requirements,which types of foods are essential in vegan diets, when to supplement, and how to make the best choices regarding fat intake.

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The cost of this event is 100% free to our members and seating is limited.

RSVPs ARE CLOSED.

To attend this event you need to have RSVPed "Yes". Sorry, no guests are allowed, only one person per "Yes" RSVP. We will be checking people in at the door with the list. 

The entire event will be around 90 minutes and start promptly at 11am so please arrive early to get situated. Doors open at 10am and light snacks will be provided.

About Virginia Messina:

Virginia Messina, MPH, RD is a dietitian specializing in vegan nutrition. She is the author of seven books including the recent Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-based Diet. (Da Capo Press, 2011)

A long-time vegan herself, Ginny aims to share the best and most up-to-date information on vegan diets and to make healthy and compassionate eating an easy and realistic option for everyone. She writes about these issues on her blog www.TheVeganRD and as the National Vegan Examiner. She is also a frequent guest blogger for food and health blogs.

Ginny has co-authored the American Dietetic Association’s Position on Vegetarian Diets as well as the first textbook on vegetarian diets written for health professionals. She has taught nutrition to dietetics students at Central Michigan University, was the director of nutrition for a medical clinic serving 50,000 patients at George Washington University, and was a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). She has also worked for Loma Linda University and was a cholesterol specialist with the National Cholesterol Education Program. She serves on advisory boards to PCRM and the Vegetarian Resource Group.  

In addition to her work as a vegan dietitian, Ginny volunteers at her local animal shelter, serves as a board member of a local spay/neuter outreach organization and spends her leisure time reading, gardening, learning piano, and knitting with plant fibers. 

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  • Lindsay

    The presentation was well organized and timely (thank you!). The presenter was knowledgeable and presented everything in a clear manner. I've started making better decisions already. Thanks, Vegan Chicago!

    February 13, 2012

  • Steve

    Excellent lecture by knowledgeable presenter.

    February 12, 2012

  • Chris

    Totally worth coming into the city for - and since I live just south of the WI border that's saying something.

    February 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a newer (most days, struggling, Vegan), this was EXCELLENT and very helpful!

    February 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The staff was great, the event was well organized, the speaker was knowledgeable, and the presentation was informative.

    February 12, 2012

  • rene

    Virginia Messina was an excellent speaker! The information she prepared for us was obviously relevant and she presented everything in a way that was easy to understand. I'm glad Vegan Chicago organized this talk and I'd look forward to more events like this.

    February 12, 2012

  • James

    It was extremely informative and interesting- kept the attention of the group for the entire session.
    Thanks!

    February 12, 2012

  • Jenn A.

    The speaker was very informative and I'm looking forward to reading her book. I would love to see more speakers like this in the future.

    February 12, 2012

  • Dave D.

    For those who attended, please consider rating the event with a little bit of feedback so that we can better evaluate the success of this type of event. You should have gotten an email reminder about that. Thanks!

    February 12, 2012

  • ag

    The presentation was excellent and very informative...also bought her book 'Vegan for Life' which I can't wait to read. A big 'thank you' to all the organizers!!

    February 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. I would love to attend more speakers if you can get them lined up.

    February 12, 2012

  • Laura B.

    Excellent presentation. Just the right amount of information. Thanks to everyone for arranging this!

    February 12, 2012

  • Ken

    Awesome... Very interesting, Very informative, Very professional, well organized - on time, excellent presentation A+

    February 12, 2012

  • Debra

    I'm a new vegan so this was a really good road map. I learned that I'm doing fine in some areas, but I need to tweak other areas of my diet for optimal health. I was inspired to learn more from her writings.

    February 12, 2012

  • Laviyah

    Her presentation was excellent and informative. Thank you Dave and Debra and the rest of the organizers!

    February 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great lecture with essential nutritional information for vegans. If you didn't attend, definitely listen to the podcast.

    February 11, 2012

  • Dave D.

    Sorry David, the event is fully booked up. There is no extra room. Better luck next time!

    February 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    how do i get in the waiting list? if there are no opening is there "standing room only" in the hallway?

    February 10, 2012

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