In response to a growing demand for information and application of a plant-based diet, St. Louis, MO will be home to the nation’s first fully plant-based nutrition and culinary education center – the Center for Plant-based Living (CPBL) which opened on August 13.
Caryn Dugan, AKA STL Veg Girl, (http://stlveggirl.com/) adopted the diet in 2008 in response to both her father’s untimely passing from cancer and her own diagnosis exactly 10 weeks later. She soon became St. Louis’s official plant-based nutrition, culinary and lifestyle go-to gal.
Over the years Dugan earned her spurs as she sought out the gold standard in plant-based nutrition and culinary education. She shares this information with the St. Louis community through in-person classes in several venues; presentations, including collaborations with Washington University physicians; hosting a plant-based nutrition summit at Washington University; and though regular morning television show segments.
Dugan has strong ties with Forks Over Knives, The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and the Plantrician Project, all of which will be evidently apparent through classes and programs offered. These are trusted organizations in the plant-based arena and people put value in these entities. A speaker’s series, corporate team building, cooking classes and much more will be offered at CPBL. Dugan has also named James Loomis, MD, MBA of PCRM as the Center’s Medical Director.
For more information, visit https://www.cpbl-stl.co.