Plant-based food at Sac State

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

The learning curve can be steep when upgrading to a healthier plant-based whole-foods diet. Thanks to dietician and Cosumnes River College professor Timaree Hagenburger, there is a class for that. Students in Nutrition 303 are even offered extra credit to participate in a 21-day plant-based diet. Hagenburger said the response was so successful, she started a Thrive on Plants club on campus, which is spreading to other campuses, such as California State University, Sacramento. Hagenburger will be at Sac State on Thursday, November 9, at 6:15 p.m. in the Mariposa Building, room 1000, to speak about plant-based whole-food living, and her book, The Foodie Bar Way. The event is free and open to the public, but if you can’t attend, Hagenburger posts recipes, articles, podcast and video links on her site The learning curve can feel steep, but there are plenty of resources available for a kinder, healthier lifestyle.