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  2. Sep 6, 2023

Eating a Vegan Diet Can Save More Than $500 Per Year

Food costs decrease 16% on a low-fat vegan diet, a savings of more than $500 a year, compared to a diet that includes meat, dairy, and other animal products, according to a new analysis from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine published in JAMA Network Open.1 Several New York City hospitals have opted to serve plant-based meals to patients, resulting in a 59 cents cost saving per meal.2


  1. Kahleova H, Sutton M, Maracine C, et al. Vegan diet and food costs among adults with overweight: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(9):e2332106. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.32106
  2. Waddell E. Eleven hospitals go meat-free in New York. 2023. Public Sector Catering. Accessed September 6,2023.,49p)%20saving%20with%20each%20meal

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