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April 6, 2014 Founder/director Johanna is featured on Go Vegan Radio. Interview starts at minute 21:15 in this archive link.
May 1, 2013 Chic Vegan
April 26, 2013 Ballpark Digest
April 24, 2013 Sunbelt Foodservice
April 23, 2013 The Discerning Brute
July 27, 2012 Cleveland Magazine article "Hot Diggity Dog!"
June 2012 The premiere summer issue of Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine
May 10, 2012 Eat in Seattle feature "Field Roast Brings Vegetarian Options to Safeco Field."
May 9, 2012 Veggie Happy is mentioned as part of the Seattle Mariners press release: "Field Roast's All-American Vegetarian Frankfurter Leads the Pack at Safeco Field."
Veggie Happy is opening the door for new vegan frankfurters at the ballparks this season, and media is paying attention. Here is a sample of other media references: May 9. 2012 Seattle Weekly: "Field Roast hits it out of the park with new haute dogs at Safeco."April 18. 2012 Examiner.com features "Buy me a cabernet and a veggie dog," pairing the new vegan frankfurter at San Francisco's AT&T Park with a wine there.
April 6, 2012 SF Weekly has a feature article, "Field Roast Vegan Frankfurters on the Menu at the Giants Games This Season."
March 29, 2012 Johanna's work with Veggie Happy and Dare To Be Fabulous is the focus of an interview on "Light Transitions Radio: A Dialogue on Individual & Planetary change with Robert Davis." This episode is entitled, "Celebration of Food and Truth of Being."
(It is between 30-40 minutes.)
April 1, 2012 Johanna on "Go Vegan Radio" on KNEW 960 AM in San Francisco. You can listen to our interview portion only, by clicking here.
March 11, 2012 Johanna is interviewed on KCET (NPR of the Southwest) "Animal Concerns of Texas."
February 2012: Note that Soy Happy is now Veggie Happy. We changed the name to better reflect the wide range of vegetarian and vegan foods that we celebrate.
January 11, 2012 Johanna will be interviewed regarding Soy Happy on Progressive Radio's "It's all about Food."
December 2011 Soy Happy has received a Vegetarian Website Award for excellence in vegetarian information.
April 7, 2011 The Sacramento Bee, "Veggie dogs arrive on Raley Field Menu."
March 9, 2011 Johanna will join the Soyfoods 2011 conference as one of the panelists discussing "Expanding the Use of Soy Protein Foods in Foodservice." This will take place in Anaheim, immediately preceding Natural Products Expo West.
November/December 2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund features an article about Johanna and Soy Happy in its bimonthly magazine, "Humane Activist."
May 2010 The American Heart Association's Heart Insight Magazine has a feature story in this month's magazine about the healthy and vegetarian options now being offered in America's baseball stadiums. "Hit A Nutrition Home Run At the Ballpark"
March 30, 2010 The Boston Herald featured an article entitled"Red Sox spruce up menu, ballpark." It starts, "Take me out to the ball game - for a veggie Fenway Frank? In a nod to the team’s burgeoning new fan base, the Red Sox have added vegetarian burgers and hot dogs to the menu at Fenway Park this year." Yup. The Red Sox are onboard this year. That makes 19 MLB parks, and counting.
January 2010 Venues Today, a leading international trade publication, features an article on veggie menus entitled, "Living on the Vedge: vegetarian menu items become more important in ballpark fare." Soy Happy was interviewed for this article and provided contact information on the concession managers that are referenced and quoted there. The article is currently not available online, but please contact the publication to thank them for bringing such positive and needed attention to this topic. (If you'd like a PDF copy of the article, please contact Soy Happy.)
September 8 , 2009 The SanFrancisco Examiner published an article entitled"Mets' Citi Field is vegan-friendly."
July, 2009 Madison Magazine: "Baseball, Hot Dogs and...Tofu?" (Soy Happy was interviewed for this article.)
May, 2009 Diablo Magazine focuses on “Women to Watch” in the San Francisco East Bay. The theme for the 2009 issue is” Entrepreneurs with Heart.” Johanna was chosen as one of four women profiled for this issue.
(Note that Johanna's photo was taken at Bobby G's Pizzeria, where she consulted on their vegetarian menu options. When in Berkeley, go check it out!)
October 9, 2008 The Philadelphia Daily News ran a front page feature story, "Venue vegan: Phillies, Citizens Bank Park find a winning combo with meatless options."
July 23, 2008 The Mason & Ireland radio show on ESPN 710 in Los Angeles interviewed Johanna about Soy Happy and whether having veggie dogs in baseball is "un-American." Listen to the first 15 minutes of the July 23 podcast 3-4pm.
July 22, 2008 Los Angeles Times Sports columnist Jerry Crowe (Crowe's Nest): "Half of baseball buys into veggie dogs."
June 5 , 2008 The Sacramento Bee has an article by Carlos Alcala with a section on Johanna's (Soy Happy's) work with ballparks.
May 25, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday Magazine features a full page article entitled, "Because of Johanna McCloy, vegetarians can now enjoy baseball just like anyone else."
May 3-4 , 2008 Steve Orr of MarketWatch Radio interviewed Johanna for a weekend feature about Soy Happy. It aired on 200 stations throughout the country, including KCBS San Francisco* , WBBM Chicago, WCCO, Minneapolis, KFWB, Los Angeles, WBZ, Boston, and WXYT, Detroit.
January/February, 2008 Vegetarian Times Magazine features Soy Happy and our success in opening MLB stadiums to veggie dogs among their top 25 things that are cool about being vegetarian!
January 10, 2008 The Soy Daily featured an article on Soy Happy, celebrating Soy Happy Day! (The Soy Daily reached an average of 1.9 million visitors per month in 2007.)
October, 2007 Recreation Management Magazine, a publication for concessionaires, features Soy Happy's advocacy work in an article entitled, "Food for Thought - Simple Menu Changes for Special Diets."
July 20 & 21, 2007 Johanna McCloy, founder/director of Soy Happy, is a one of the speakers at the Animal Rights 2007 Conference in Los Angeles. Her talks will focus on consumer empowerment and effective advocacy.
July, 2007 Prosper Magazine's feature about vegetarian and healthy fare in ballparks. There is also a video segment attached to this story.
Sept/Oct, 2006 Recreation Management Magazine features
an article entitled, "A Grand Stand: Adding Some Mmmm to Your Concessions Menu." Soy
Happy was interviewed and consulted for this article.
July 6, 2006 Scott Geiger, Soy Happy Manager for
the Philadelphia Phillies, will be giving a talk at the North American Vegetarian Society's Summerfest in Pittsburgh.
The talk is entitled "Creating Veg-friendly Ballparks and Restaurants-how
to make everyones experience more enjoyable with vegetarian food
June 2006 VegNews featured Soy Happy's update on the status of veggie dogs and other
vegetarian menu items in baseball stadiums.
September/October, 2005 Recreation
Management Magazine This bimonthly publication targets recreation,
sports and fitness facility managers throughout the United States. This
lead article is entitled Eaters Digest: Concessions and Foodservice
for Increasingly Health Conscious Consumers. Soy Happy and its
director are both featured in this article. Read it online by clicking
on the link above.
July 13, 2005 Philadelphia Daily News feature, "New game at the
ballpark: Phillies add vegetarian menu to its lineup" (highlighting
our Soy Happy Manager's success there).
April, 2005: Do you
listen to Air America? Then you've probably heard Planet
Check, a one-minute environmental radio report that is syndicated
on that program in 39 markets, and counting. It's syndicated on many
other radio stations as well, and is gaining popularity. Soy
Happy is featured in reports regarding veggie dogs at baseball stadiums
and Johanna offers information in another report that focuses on the
harmful environmental effects of factory farms.
April 16-17, 2005 Feature in MarketWatch radio's weekend edition.
April 12, 2005 Front
page story in The Washington Times.
April 2005 Organic
Style Magazine (article on page 38).
April 2005 Vegetarian
Times Magazine (feature story on p.90-91 and p.95).
January/February 2005 Feature
in the Yoga Journal.
Johanna interviewed VIPs and audience members on behalf of the film
makers of the powerful
and moving documentary film, Peaceable Kingdom. The
interviews were conducted at a sold out premiere at San Francisco's
Herbst Theatre in July. A 3-minute streaming video taken from those
interviews can be seen if you click on the link above. Also, please
check to find out about local screenings of this powerful film; to
order your own video copy; and for more information!
A special 29-minute feature, "Modern Meat Alternatives"recently
aired on KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley, California. Johanna
offered consulting to the producer, Justin Beck, and was also featured
in the program.
Fall 2004: Erik Marcus has included an essay by Johanna in his newly released book, Meat Market: Animals, Ethics and Money. The essay, "Making Foodservice Operations Vegan-Friendly"
informs on the basic logistics of the food business and offers helpful
suggestions to consumers to make their food suggestions as effective
July/August 2004: Natural
July 2004: The
Vegetarian Journal features an article written by SH director
Johanna McCloy: "Encouraging
Vegetarian Foods in Concession Stands" .
February 17-20: Johanna was one of the featured speakers
at the 7th Annual Soyfoods
Summit taking place at the La Jolla Hyatt Regency in San Diego.
The topic of Johanna's talk: "The Shift from Natural to Mainstream:
The Little Consumer That Could".
February 20: KPFK 90.7 FM,
the Pacifica station based out of Los Angeles, featured an item about
SH on their Watchdog segment during the 6pm Evening News. This took
place during their fund drive.
January 10, 2004: Johanna was interviewed regarding Soy Happy
Day for the evening news on KPFA 94.1 FM, a Pacifica station which broadcasts
throughout Northern California.
Business Trend Analysts, Inc has issued a report on The
Market for Meat and Dairy Alternatives 2003-2004. Soy Happy was
consulted during the research process and is included in this report.
April , 2002 : People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced
their list of baseball's "Top Ten Veggie Ballparks". Soy Happy
provided PETA with assistance on this list. Scores of media covered this
story. Some major media citing Soy Happy included the San Francisco
Chronicle (April 8) and USA Today (April 11). PETA's
Top Ten Veggie Ballparks for 2002