Montefiore was one of the first hospital systems to earn the gold star from the New York City Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene for its Healthy Hospital Initiatives. In 2017, it launched Meatless Mondays, easing into the program by initially holding it only once a month but ramping up to all Mondays with a whole-food plant-based focus by the end of the year. To facilitate the effort, the Humane Society brought its culinary team to Montefiore to assist in training its cooks on vegan cuisine
Montefiore Medical Center
Plant-based dining grows at Montefiore Med Center
Hospital has gone full-bore on Meatless Mondays, holds cooking demos focused on produce and grains claims to be the first New York hospital to offer a full plant-based patient diet.