The largest online publication solely devoted to vegan family living, VegFamily offers a wide variety of resources and information including great articles about parenting and family, a huge collection of recipes, loads of product and book reviews, and its famous “Ask the Dietitian” feature.
VegFamily covers topics in the field of vegan lifestyle, food, nutrition, pregnancy, breastfeeding, nutrition for toddlers and children, teen vegans, health, and the social and emotional challenges of growing up and living vegan in a non-vegan society.
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Meet the VegFamily Team
Cynthia Mosher – Editor, Publisher
Cynthia began experimenting with whole grains, plant proteins, fruits, and vegetables following the principles of food combining. That led to a fantastic improvement in health and a desire to learn more. She holds a BS in Natural Health Sciences with a core curriculum in naturopathy, nutrition, herbology, holistic health, and plant-based nutrition. As VegFamily’s owner she serves as editor and general manager.
Melanie Powers – Reviews and Social Media Manager
With a degree in Business Administration and Marketing and an array of skills such as customer service, team leadership, research, teaching, public speaking, graphic design, email marketing, and caring for her own family, Melanie is our all around energizer! She is our Reviews Manager for products and books and also serves as our Social Media Guru. She lives in Canada with her husband and two adorable girls.
Dina Aronson, MS, RD – Nutrition Advisor
Dina is a vegan dietitian whose specialties include chronic disease prevention, vegetarian/vegan nutrition, and lifestyle. Dina enjoys gourmet vegan cooking, downhill skiing, and traveling. Dina believes that everyone’s health can benefit by moving toward a plant-based diet.
Marty Davey, MS, RD – Nutrition Advisor
A Registered Dietitian, Marty has a Masters degree in Food and Nutrition from Marywood University. She became a vegetarian in 1980 when she discovered that the French didn’t want our meat products due to factory farming methods. She began studying nutrition and switched to a totally plant-based lifestyle. She has a private practice specializing in assisting clients transitioning to a plant-based regime.
Cathe Olson – The Whole Family
Cathe is a freelance writer and author of Simply Natural Baby Food and The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook. She’s studied vegetarian, macrobiotic, and whole foods nutrition and cookery. Cathe cooked at natural foods restaurants and delis in the San Francisco Bay and Central Coast areas of California before settling down with her husband Gary to raise a family. She works at home while caring for her daughters Aimie and Emily.
Jill Nusinow – Nutrition Advisor
Registered Dietitian, culinary educator, and cookbook author, Jill is a speaker, consultant and all around proponent of a plant-based diet. She teaches vegetarian and vegan cooking at Santa Rosa Junior College in California and other places around the US. One of her greatest joys is sharing her enthusiasm for vegetables and pressure cooking with anyone who will listen. Visit Jill’s website TheVeggieQueen.com
Tammie Ortlieb – Writer
A freelance writer and adjunct instructor with a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology, Tammie resides in Michigan with her omnivorous husband, four veg kids, and small menagerie of pets. Tammie writes for various vegetarian sources, mostly on being okay with your vegetarian self. She’s a book, research and health nerd, and a huge glass of soymilk half full kind of creature.
Ginger Carlson – Writer
Parent, educator, and author of Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children (Common Ground Press, 2008), Jill’s work has focused on critical thinking and creative development. She has over twenty years experience working with schools, families, and educational organizations around the world. Visit Ginger’s website www.gingercarlson.com.
Katharina Bishop – Writer
Katharina is a freelance writer with an academic background in philosophy, psychology and medicine. She is the owner of Wondrous Gems, a business specializing in innovative jewelry and holistic parenting products. A free spirit, she has traveled to over thirty countries and lived in five, on three continents. She now lives in southwest England with her husband, Charles and son, Kiran.
Mary Eileen Finch – Writer
Mary lives in a small town in Northwest Arkansas with her inspiring husband, Jason, three vegan/homeschooled children and two spoiled house cats, Oreo and Isis. She is a certified labor doula, a homebirth advocate, a certified nursing assistant, a freelance writer, and has been a vegan since 1997. She loves spreading the world about living life simply and naturally.
Penelope Sullivan – Writer
Penelope Sullivan lives in the Sierra Foothills. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition and is a Certified Family Herbalist. Currently she spends most of her time delighting in the glorious gifts of nature with her three-year old son Nelson. In her spare moments, she enjoys sharing the wonders of natural healing, so that others may know their options and hopefully feel vital, whole and alive!
Rebecca Hess – Products Reviewer
Rebecca holds a masters degree in theatre and loves being part of VegFamily and getting to try so many great vegan products! Rebecca lives in New Jersey with her husband Steve and their crazy cats. She carries her first child in her heart – her son Cole was born still in April of 2005. He will be forever loved and missed.