Lucia Rivera is a teenager from Southern California. She has been vegetarian for 9 years and is a long distance intern for the Vegetarian Resource Group. Lucia is part of several student organizations at her school and spends time volunteering in her community. The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and veganism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints. Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthy changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition-related publications and answer member or media questions about the vegetarian and vegan diet. Since 1982, VRG has made it easier to be vegetarian.