The Oldways Plant Forward Plates Healthcare Toolkit is a 100% plant-based toolkit for use in hospital and healthcare food service. It is a ready-to-go resource with all the information you need—menus, recipes, and ordering guides—to provide delicious, therapeutic plant-based menus in your facility.
Download a brochure about Plant Forward Plates.
What is in the Plant Forward Plates Toolkit?
- 7-day and 1-day heart healthy, plant-based menu plan for cafeteria and patient feeding.
- 7-day and 1-day therapeutic heart healthy, plant-based menu plan for regular, low-sodium, gluten-free, carbohydrate controlled, renal, and allergies, with nutritional analysis for calories, protein, carbohydrate, carbohydrate exchanges, ﬁber, sugar, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin K.
- 43 original, standardized, tested recipes for menus scaled to 10, 25, 50, 100 (with some exceptions based on reasonable scaling proportions), with HACCP instructions, nutritional analysis, and photography.
- Daily ordering guides for 7-day and 1-day menu, which provide purchasing sections for prepared items, and ordering amounts for recipes scaled to match recipes (10, 25, 50, 100 servings, or as indicated in recipe).
Is Plant Forward Plates a computer program?
Plant Forward Plates is a toolkit that is a PDF, which can be downloaded from the Oldways store. This ready-to-go toolkit gives you all the details you need to oﬀer plant-based breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks in your facility. The toolkit includes menus, tested recipes, and ordering guides.
It is not a computer program.
I need to provide 100% plant-based meals in my facility, will this be helpful for me?
Yes, this toolkit was made for YOU! We created it to make your job easier by giving you therapeutic menu plans, tested and scaled recipes, and ordering guides;
My facility is located in a state that guarantees patients a healthful plant-based option at every meal. Will this help us comply with SB 1138 in California and S1471A/A4072 in New York?
Yes! The Plant Forward Plates Healthcare Toolkit provides you with speciﬁc information (including 40+ scaled recipes) you can use to serve heart-healthy 100% plant-based breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in your facility. The Plant Forward Plates recipes contain ingredients that are accessible, nutritious, and ﬂavorful.
How much does the Plate Forward Plates Toolkit cost?
It is currently available for FREE (standard price is $199).
In New York during December 2019, a law was passed that hospital patients must be guaranteed a plant-based option at every meal. To celebrate this landmark law and to help hospitals start serving delicious, healthy plant-based meals in hospitals immediately, we are currently oﬀering Plant Forward Plates for FREE. Please encourage all Food Service Directors, Clinical Dietitians, and anyone who works in a hospitals to download their free copy, and use it to quickly implement a delicious plant-based meal program.
Who created the Plant Forward Plates Toolkit?
The toolkit was produced by Oldways and Registered Dietitian Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, with guidance from Oldways scientiﬁc advisory committee, which includes leading nutrition experts in plant-based nutrition.
How can I get a copy of Plant Forward Plates?
Plant Forward Plates is a digital toolkit which is available to download for free from the Oldways online store.
PLANT FORWARD PLATES IS Endorsed BY
Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth work with health care facilities across the United States to implement plant-forward menus, and to track their progress on reducing the climate and environmental impacts of their food purchases. The Plant Forward Plates Healthcare Toolkit is a valuable resource that will help health care facilities smoothly transition to plant-forward menus. -John Stoddard, New England Regional Coordinator, Healthy Food in Health Care
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