Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., F.A.D.A., is a nutrition advisor for the nonprofit educational Vegetarian Resource Group
, as well as nutrition editor and a regular columnist for Vegetarian Journal. She is the coauthor of the American Dietetic Association's position paper
on vegetarian diets as well as their new food guide for vegetarians
. She is a coauthor of Simply Vegan
, The Vegan Handbook
, and Vegan and Vegetarian FAQs
, as well as the revised edition of The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diets
. She is an instructor in the nutrition department of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Mangels is a registered dietitian and completed the coordinated master's degree/dietetic internship program at Case Western Reserve University, where she was recognized as Alumna of the Year. She received her doctorate in nutrition from the University of Maryland. Her interests include vegetarian nutrition for all ages and the health benefits of plant-based diets.