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Author, athlete Rip Esselstyn to deliver nutrition lecture at Texas State

Rip Esselstyn
Rip Esselstyn

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
September 15, 2017

Rip Esselstyn, best-selling author of The Engine 2 Diet, will deliver a lecture on plant-based nutrition September 20 at Texas State University.

The event will be held 7-8 p.m. in the Alkek Theater. It is free and open to the public.

Esselstyn was a three-time All-American at the University of Texas and, following graduation, one of the world's premier triathletes. After joining the Austin Fire Department, he developed a whole-food, plant-based diet at his firehouse to improve a fellow firefighter’s health. He wrote about his experience in The Engine 2 Diet. Esselstyn is currently a Healthy Eating Partner for Whole Foods Market, raising awareness about the benefits of a plant-strong diet.

The lecture is sponsored by University College and the Department of Political Science. For more information, contact

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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