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Healthy Hospital Program

As health care systems become more aware of the health benefits of plant-based nutrition for patients, hospital menus are evolving to offer more plant-based options on patient trays.

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The Physicians Committee is proud to offer free resources through our online Healthy Hospital Program to support institutions that make these menu changes. With plant-based menu items, inpatient education tools, and printable recipes, patients will be empowered to take control of their health during their hospital stay and beyond.

By adopting plant-based options, hospitals can…

  • Improve Health Outcomes: Plant-based diets help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many cancers.
  • Lower Cost: Beans, vegetables, and grains are less expensive than meat and dairy products.
  • Enhance Patient Satisfaction: Patients appreciate meals that help them heal.
  • Fulfill Community Health Needs and Assessment: Promote healthy communities and improve top health issues through good nutrition.
  • Keep Staff Healthy: Improve staff satisfaction, productivity, and well-being with healthy meals.
  • Support Diversity and  Inclusion: Plant-based meals meet the needs of patients from many religious traditions and cultures.
  • Eliminate Processed Meat: Stop serving your patients foods that are known to cause cancer.


Dining Services Resources

Free assets to help bring plant-based options to your hospital.