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Plant-based dining grows at Montefiore Med Center Montefiore Medical Center
A farmers’ market with an emphasis on local produce is a weekly feature at Montefiore, part of a strong emphasis on plant-based eating the hospital is implementing.

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.

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

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