Jack Norris (activist)

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Jack Norris
Born1967 (age 52–53)
Ohio, United States
EducationCornell College (BA, 1988)
Life University (BSc, 2000)
Occupation
  • Activist
  • author
  • dietitian
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
Alex Bury
(m. 2008)
Websitejacknorrisrd.com

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

Early life and education[edit]

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.

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.[1]

Career[edit]

Norris, a vegan, is a registered dietitian. He was an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer from 1994 to 1996.[1][2]

Norris is the author of Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? and Staying Healthy On Plant-Based Diets.

Honors and awards[edit]

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

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.

Publications[edit]

  • Norris, Jack. Vitamin B12: Are You Getting It? (web-based book). VeganHealth.org.
  • Norris, Jack. Staying Healthy On Plant-Based Diets (web-based reference). VeganHealth.org. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25.
  • Norris, Jack; Messina, Virginia (2011-07-12). Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet. Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0738214931.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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 2014-03-18. 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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