What is Oldways Plant Forward Plates Healthcare Toolkit?
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 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 it a computer program?
No, it is not a computer program. We took care of the hard part, and produced this ready-to-go toolkit that 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. 

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.

Will this help me comply with SB 1138, the California law that guarantees patients a healthful plant-based option at every meal?
Yes! This toolkit was designed to provide you with information to offer options for heart healthy 100% plant-based breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

How much does it cost?
Plant Forward Plates is available for $199.

How can I purchase a copy?
Plant Forward Plates is a brand new digital toolkit which is available for purchase from the Oldways online store

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.