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Join moderator Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, and an expert panel of speakers representing a variety of segments of health care foodservice providers as they provide an update about the latest information on this increasingly important topic of Putting Plant-Based Menus into Practice in Healthcare Settings.


Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 2–3:30 PM ET

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More than ever, healthcare facilities need to answer the call for healthy, sustainable, delicious meal options.

Reason: More and more people are interested in plant-based eating, including in the hospital setting. The American College of Cardiology has issued guidance that hospitalization provides a teachable moment, and in 2017, the American Medical Association issued a resolution recommending plant-based meal options and the elimination of processed meat in hospitals. Not only are plant-based meals beneficial for patients, but for the planet as well, providing a sustainable source of food packed with nutrients. Similarly, legislation has made plant-based meal options a requirement in hospitals in some states, including California and New York, resulting in healthier, more inclusive hospital menus.

Webinar attendees will learn insights from the expert panel of speakers on how to:

  • Describe the health and environmental evidence supporting plant-based diets.
  • Identify practical solutions for menu planning and resources for implementation of plant-based meals.
  • Understand and interpret trends and legislation regarding plant-based options in hospital and long-term care settings.
  • Recognize the importance of plant-based diets across various cultures and populations.



Moderator: Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN


Sarah Anderson, Oldways, African Heritage Diets in Healthcare

Anna Herby, RD, CDE/CDCES, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Nutrition (PCRM), Case Study

Jennifer Paul, MPH, RD, PCRM, Health Benefits of Plant-Based Meals in Healthcare

Lauren Pitts, MA, RD, Humane Society, HSUS Helps get Plant-Based Meals on Hospital Menus

Becky Ramsing, MPH, RDN, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins, Environmental Benefits of Plant-Based Meals in Healthcare

John Stoddard, Health Care Without Harm, A Business Case for Plant-Based in Healthcare