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Dear Dietitian – Vegan Diet?

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Dear Dietitian,

My daughter, who is 18, recently changed from a vegetarian Diet to a vegan Diet.  When she was eating vegetarian, she did eat chicken for protein.  But everything else she ate was considered junk food to us.  Chips, candy, sodas.  Now that she is vegan she is still not eating nearly as enough vegetables or protein in order to maintain good health.   I have tried to help with this by giving her a daily multivitamin and she has been taking iron supplements because she was told she was low in iron. 

EarthTalk

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Dear EarthTalk:I heard that the apparel industry has a huge carbon footprint and environmental impact. What are manufacturers doing to combat this problem?                     -- Bea Wilson, Miami, FL

2018 Pedal the Plains Route Announced

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper along with the Denver Post Community Foundation, announced Kiowa, Bennett, and Limon as the host communities for this year's Pedal The Plains bike ride.

The 188-mile, three-day tour will take place Sept. 14 - 16. The 2018 Tour includes a new gravel century ride. Registration is now open online at www.pedaltheplains.com.

CSU Extension’s New Food Preservation App Available for Download

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With the help of Derek Stegelman, College of Health and Human Sciences assistant director of IT for application development; Edie McSherry, a Larimer County Extension agent; and a team of volunteers from across Colorado, the food preservation app was launched this spring. 

"Overall, CSU Extension has seen a rise in website viewers using mobile devices," said Shackelton. "But our online resources aren't mobile-responsive, so we wanted to incorporate our food preservation fact sheet information into the app to meet that need." 

Colorado Master Gardener Plant Sale Set

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The Colorado Master Gardener / Supporters of Horticulture Education annual plant sale has been set for May 12 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building.

The sale will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with vendors offering native plants, water-wise plants, vegetables, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and other plants.

Purchases can be made with cash or checks only.

The Colorado State Fairgrounds is located at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo.