Vegan Dinner in Denver

Mercury Cafe * 2199 California St. * Denver, Colorado
Monday, October 19, 6:30 PM * During the ADA Conference

The Vegetarian Resource Group will hold a vegan dinner during the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Dietitians, VRG members, and the public are invited. Come and meet the dietitians from the ADA Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Please reserve early. We hope to see you there!


House Salad with Vinaigrette * Tofu Chorizo Empanada * Linguini with Spinach and Tomatoes * Spelt Bread * Choice of Vegan Chocolate Cake or Vegan Pie * Coffee and Tea


$25 for adults who register by September 30, 2009, and $28 starting October 1. Children are half price. Prices include tax and tip. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE.

Menu subject to change. Please reserve early as seating is limited. Refunds will be made only if we have a replacement for your seat. Call (410) 366-8343 between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Eastern time Monday through Friday; fax (410) 366-8804; click the "Donation" button at and write "ADA Dinner" in the notes section; or send a check to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.


If you have general nutrition questions, Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN, will be available from 2:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. EST once every other month on a Friday. To reserve a free 20- minute time slot, please e-mail the VRG office at or call (410) 366- 8343 to make your appointment. Please be advised that these sessions are not individualized nutritional counseling. Such advice should only be provided through direct in-person contact with a qualified health professional. There is no charge, but if you do commit, please call on time. Otherwise, you are taking someone else's spot.

Mark Rifkin, a longtime VRG volunteer, is a Registered Dietitian and has a master's degree in health education. He has been presenting on food-related topics for more than seven years. Currently, he has a private practice in Baltimore that focuses on plant-based nutrition for prevention, as well as treatment, of various chronic diseases and conditions.