HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US NEXT YEAR!

OCTOBER 2021 VEG-A-THON!

TRY VEG FOR 15 OR 30 DAYS!

See Below for Details:

 

About the Veg-A-Thon

 

What's Involved: 

Decide: make the decision to go fully plant-based for 15 or 30 days

Register: complete the adult or student registration form

Prepare: get ready for your challenge by reading through our resources, meal planning, asking questions, and attending the kickoff ceremony on Sept 30th at 7:15 PM ET

Fundraise: crowdsource the registration fee (details below)

Veg Out! eat delicious plant-based meals

Learn: join VSA's Thursday night cooking lesson and community-building educational socials

Stay Connected: download GroupMe to stay connected throughout Veg-A-Thon

Share Updates: share weekly updates on social media and tag VSA​

Celebrate: join us for the final session to celebrate your success

Dates: September 30 - October 30th

Schedule: Events will be held every Thursday through October 30th. See detailed schedule below.

Cost:

Students: $50 for 30-day challenge or $25 for 15-day challenge

Adults: $100 for 30-day challenge or $50 for 15-day challenge

(If cost is an issue, please reach out to Victoria Barger.)

Who Can Participate: Anyone over age 14

What in it for You? 

Community

Supporting an Awesome Youth Program

Private Cooking Lesson with a Vegan Chef

Learn from Student Leaders

Educational Film Clips

Community Discussions

Plant-Based Recipes

Improve Your health

Increase Your Energy

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Compassion

AND . . .

The first 20 participants to reach their fundraising goal will receive a goodie bag full of coupons, veg treats, and swag!

 

 VEG-A-THON SCHEDULE

Event

Date

Time

Description

Link

Veg-a-Thon Kickoff Event

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THURS,

Sept. 30th

7:15 - 8:15 PM ET 

Meet members of the VSA student team! The team will share their reasons for choosing a plant-forward diet and talk you through questions and concerns you may have about the challenge.  

Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. The link will remain the same each week. 

Cooking with Chef Kelly

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THURS,

Oct. 7th

7:15 - 8:15 PM ET 

Vegan Chef Kelly Kerr will lead a plant-based cooking demo. Buy the ingredients and cook with the VSA team and your fellow Veg-A-Thoners. 

Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. The link will remain the same each week. 

Ethics of Eating Presentation

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THURS,

Oct. 14th

7:15 - 8:15 PM ET 

Ever wonder about the impacts of our food choices on the world around us? Join us for an engaging and inspiring presentation from the Educated Choices Program. 

Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. The link will remain the same each week. 

Short Video and Discussion

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THURS,

Oct. 21st

7:15 - 8:15 PM ET 

Our population is growing. Food production needs to change, too. Our student team will share a few short videos about the future of food, followed by an open discussion and Q&A. 

Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. The link will remain the same each week. 

Social and Celebration!

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THURS,

Oct. 28th

7:15 - 8:15 PM ET 

Join us for an end of challenge celebration! Share success stories, funny moments, epic cooking failures. Celebrate a successful month of veggin' out! 

Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. The link will remain the same each week. 

Official Last Day of Challenge

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SAT,

Oct. 30th

7:15 - 8:15 PM ET 

We won't see you on the 30th, but we will definitely be cheering you on! Thank you for participating in our first-ever Veg-A-Thon! Stay connected for support. 

Zoom link will be emailed to you after you register. The link will remain the same each week. 

 

VEG RESOURCES

Nutrition

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Vegan Health: website offering clear, simple veg nutrition guidelines


Challenge 22:
 
website that has helped over 675K people try a plant-based diet by offering free, personalized veg nutrition advice

Nutricianfacts.org: a website that reviews the latest science and research about food and health
PCRM: a website with clear and helpful resources on nutrition, health, and ethics

PCRM: website offering clear, helpful, and evidence-based resources on nutrition, health, and ethics

Surprise Vegan Foods

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Oreos


Nutter Butters 


Original Pringles 
 

Swedish Fish 
 

Takis Fuego and Nitro

More Surprise Vegan Foods

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Unfrosted Poptarts 
 

Fruit by the Foot 
 

Ritz Crackers
 

Smarties
 

Lay’s Classic 
 

Original SunChips 
 

Fritos

 

VEG GLOSSARY

Vegan: a person who does not eat any food derived from animals and who does not use animals for fashion, entertainment, or experimentation

Vegetarian: a person who does not eat meat, but does consume other animal products such as eggs, dairy, and honey

 

Cruelty Free: manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals (not necessarily vegan)

 

Gluten-Free: has nothing to do with being vegan, but you can be both vegan AND gluten-free (just ask Victoria

 

Organic: produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents

Plant-Based: a diet consisting largely or solely of vegetables, grains, or other foods derived from plants, rather than animal products.

Nooch: nutritional yeast (very important for B12!)

Omnivore: an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin

 

VEGAN STARTER KIT

Credit: Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine ©2020 https://www.pcrm.org/veganstarterkit