Jack Norris (activist)

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For the ice hockey player, see Jack Norris (ice hockey).

Jack Norris (born 1967) is an American animal activist. He is Executive Director of Vegan Outreach,[1] which he co-founded in 1993 with Matt Ball.

Norris graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985. He attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, receiving a B.A. in Philosophy and Sociology in 1989.

Norris is a vegan.[2]

He runs Vegan Outreach's Adopt A College program which began in 2003 and which organizes volunteers to hand out Vegan Outreach brochures on college campuses.

Norris is a Registered Dietitian. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Life University (Marietta, Georgia) in 2000 and performed his dietetic internship at Georgia State University in 2000–2001. He was an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer from 1994 to 1996.[1]

Norris won VegNews magazine's Columnist of the Year award for 2003 and 2004.[3]

Norris is the author of Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? and Staying Healthy On Plant-Based Diets. His nutrition articles can be found on VeganHealth.org and JackNorrisRd.com

In 2005, Norris was elected to the Animal Rights Hall of Fame.[4]

Norris is one of several people who provided information used in the writing of the book Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism (2008) by Mark Hawthorne.

Norris married vegan chef Alex Bury on September 11, 2008, in front of a KFC restaurant in Toronto, Canada.[5] After the wedding, the guests were served vegan sandwiches that KFC had recently introduced to the public.[6] Norris and Bury live in Davis, California.

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  1. ^ a b Wyrick, Jason (2008). "Interview with Jack Norris, President and Co-founder of Vegan Outreach". The Vegan Culinary Experience. Glendale, Arizona. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  2. ^ Norris, Jack (2013-05-09). "White Blood Cells in Vegans". JackNorrisRD.com. Davis, California. Archived from the original on 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2014-03-18. I went vegan in 1988 
  3. ^ Hartglass, Caryn (2011-08-24). "Interview with Jack Norris and Virginia Messina". It’s All About Food. Forest Hills (New York City): Responsible Eating and Living. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-17. Jack won VegNews magazine's Columnist of the Year award for 2003 and 2004. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame". Animal Rights National Conference. Farm Animal Rights Movement. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  5. ^ Goddard, John (2008-09-12). "Vegans walk aisle with the Colonel". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 
  6. ^ Cellania, Miss (2010-03-11). "7 Retail Weddings". Mental Floss. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-10-31. 

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