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Vegetarian firefighter Rip Esselstyn at Whole Foods Market event in Davie

Staff writer

Rip Esselstyn, the former Austin firefighter and author “The Engine 2 Diet,” presents a free lecture 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Nova Southeastern University.

His New York Times best seller teaches the connection between eating and health. Esselstyn is a proponent of plant-based diet.

The evening, sponsored by Whole Foods Market Plantation, starts with samples of healthy snacks. Esselstyn’s lecture is 7 to 8 p.m. followed by a question and answers and book signing at 8:30 p.m.

The event is free, but there are just 232 seats at the Performing and Visual Arts Theater, 3301 College Ave., Davie. For more information, call 954-236-0600, ext. 223 or email

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