What we're about

This is a meetup group for vegans and those interested in becoming vegan and learning about the plant based diet or lifestyle.

We hope to promote the social and educational aspects of veganism.

Our meetup group is about getting together for meals, lectures, watching documentaries/movies, going on field trips and making some new friends!

It is always great to share information, have fun and be with like-minded people. Even if you are not yet a "veggie", we still welcome everyone to join us for a meet up to see how healthy and delicious vegan food can be! We welcome those who are veg-curious.

Vegan is more than food choices, it is a lifestyle. Vegan does not include any flesh food or animal (fowl, fish, mammal, insects, etc) of any kind. All animal products and bi products are excluded, including all dairy. Vegans do not wear flesh-made products such as leather, skins and fur. We respect all animals, our fellow creatures, and work to protect them as well as the environment. Just being vegan is a very strong environmental and ecological act, conserving water, fuel and land resources.

Some people are vegan due to health and medical reasons, some due to compassion for living a non-violent lifestyle. Some live it for ethical reasons, the sake of the animals and others. Some embrace veganism for for health reasons, some for the economy. Eating a plant-based diet is less expensive than eating flesh foods. Some vegans have allergies to flesh foods and animal fluids. There are plenty of other reasons as well! Remember, heart attacks are mother nature's revenge for eating her creatures! :-)

Our membership extends over the entire North East Ohio area from out by Cedar Point almost to Pennsylvania and as far south as you'd care to drive.

Become a member (membership is free), and come to one of the many meetups! You are a stranger but once.

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DE-CODING THE MYSTERY OF FOOD LABELS
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This is your Go-To Guide on interpreting Food Labels!

Manufacturers spend billions of dollars on designing the "front of package" in the hopes that you will be distracted and neglect to review the most important information about your food.

In this 90-minute nutrition program, led by a Registered Dietitian of Cleveland Clinic, you will Learn which front of package claims are meant to deceive you, how to make sense of ingredients and numbers, and tips on how to navigate the grocery store!

Price: $35, free if you're covered by Cleveland Clinic's EHP insurance plan.

Pre-registration and payment required, NO DROP IN. CLASS SIZE LIMIT: 15.

There are multiple time slots & places, choose one that's most convenient for you:

*APRIL 9, 2014 (WED) at FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL WELLNESS CENTER from 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM

*APRIL 16, 2014 (WED) at LYNDHURST CAMPUS from 8:00 - 9:30 AM

*APRIL 30, 2014 (WED) at MAIN CAMPUS - LERNER BLDG. from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

*MAY 7, 2014 (WED) at FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL WELLNESS CENTER from 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM

*MAY 12, 2014 (MON) at MAIN CAMPUS - LERNER BLDG. from 5:30 - 7:00 PM

*MAY 21, 2014 (WED) at LYNDHURST CAMPUS from 12:00 pm - 1:30 PM

*MAY 28, 2014 (WED) at MAIN CAMPUS LERNER BUILDING - ROOM NA2-17 - 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Register for an April class here: https://clevelandclinic-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?ct=AHP&EventID=5072&oc=20&coesessionid=fc6ej4fa1fg7fg4ff1

Register for a May class here: https://clevelandclinic-web.ungerboeck.com/reg/reg_p1_form.aspx?ct=AHP&EventID=5073&oc=20&coesessionid=fc6ej4fa1fg7fg4ff1

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