|Born||1967 (age 55–56)|
Ohio, United States
|Education||Cornell College (BA, 1988)|
Life University (BSc, 2000)
Jack Norris (born 1967) is an American dietitian and animal rights activist. He is Executive Director of Vegan Outreach, which he co-founded, in 1993, with Matt Ball. He designed Vegan Outreach's Adopt A College program which began in 2003 and ran until March of 2020. He now oversees Vegan Outreach's 10 Weeks to Vegan program.
Early life and education
Norris pioneered and ran Vegan Outreach's Adopt A College program which ran from 2003 to 2020. This consisted of vegan advocates handing Vegan Outreach's booklets on the reason to be vegetarian or vegan to over 21 million students at 4,677 schools. When Vegan Outreach's Adopt A College program ended in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, Norris expanded Vegan Outreach's online 10 Weeks to Vegan program. In 2020, over 250,000 people registered for the program and in 2021 over 460,000 people registered. The program has different versions for 40 countries, with new versions being added about once a month.
Honors and awards
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. After the wedding, the guests were served vegan sandwiches that KFC had recently introduced to the public. Norris lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.
- Norris, Jack. Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? (web-based book). VeganHealth.org.
- Norris, Jack; Messina, Virginia (2020-05-12). Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet. Second Edition. Hachette Go. ISBN 978-0738285863.
- "About". VeganHealth.org.
- Norris, Jack (2013-05-09). "White Blood Cells in Vegans". JackNorrisRD.com. Davis, California. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
I went vegan in 1988
- 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 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
Jack won VegNews magazine's Columnist of the Year award for 2003 and 2004.
- "U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame". Animal Rights National Conference. Farm Animal Rights Movement. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
- Goddard, John (2008-09-12). "Vegans walk aisle with the Colonel". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
- Cellania, Miss (2010-03-11). "7 Retail Weddings". Mental Floss. Archived from the original on 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2014-10-31.