The Coalition for Plant-Based Food in Hospitals helpS hospitals INCLUDE plant-based mealS IN THEIR FOOD SERVICE OFFERINGS.

See below for resources and services available for hospitals from each member organization of the Coalition for Plant-based Food in Hospitals.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

About the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in education and research. The Physicians Committee provides numerous resources to organizations, hospitals, and individuals at no cost to improve health through good nutrition. With years of preventive health culinary training experience, we offer employee wellness programs, free CME, and grand rounds and lunch and learns, as well as other support to keep your staff healthy, vital, and satisfied. Menu consultation, free recipes, and marketing assets are available to support hospitals provide plant-based options to their patients and align with the AMA’s Healthy Food in Hospitals resolution, as well as state-specific laws (California, New York and pending in Maryland and Washington, D.C.).

Toolkit: Health Food in Health Care Toolkit

For Resources: 

Contact: Allison Lenthall (; 202-527-7332)

The Humane Society of the United States’ Forward Food Program

About The Humane Society of the United States’ Forward Food Program
Since 2015, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has partnered with the country’s largest foodservice companies, as well as individual hospitals, on plant-based nutrition education, culinary trainings, menu development, recipe creation, and marketing with the goal of increasing plant-based options in the cafeteria and on patient menus. Different types of virtual trainings are available for foodservice leaders, chefs, and clinicians within health care, including webinars, videos, and live Zoom hands-on learning events. The trainings address the health and environmental impacts of food, ways of marketing plant-based foods, and strategies on recipe development.

Flyer: Forward Food Program for Hospitals

For Resources: 

Contact: Lauren Pitts (, 310-710-3076)


About Oldways
Oldways is a food and nutrition nonprofit dedicated to improving public health by inspiring individuals and organizations to embrace the healthy, sustainable joys of the “old ways” of eating—heritage-based diets high in taste, nourishment, sustainability, and joy. The Oldways Plant Forward Plates Healthcare Toolkit provides 40+ dietitian-created recipes, menus, ordering guides, HACCP instructions, and additional guidance for adding 100% plant-based meal options to hospital menus. 

For Resources: 

Contact: Sandy Mason (, 617-896-4888)

Meatless Monday

About Meatless Monday
Launched in 2003 by The Monday Campaigns in association with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Meatless Monday encourages people to start with a small change—skip meat once a week. This simple message works because it provides a regular cue to take action on Monday, which research shows is the day people are most open to making positive changes. Starting each week practicing Meatless Monday can lead people to eat more plant-based meals throughout the rest of the week. This can improve their health and help reduce environmental impact. Resources are available for all hospitals to make an impact in 2020 by embracing plant-based menus for patient health and satisfaction and for environmental sustainability.

Flyer: New York-Presbyterian Hospital Case Study

For Resources:

Contact: Cherry Dumaual (, 917-838-7269)