Across the country, clinicians and medical associations are extolling the health and environmental benefits of plant-centered eating, and hospitals are responding by reducing meat and increasing plant-centered menu options. Diet-related diseases cost the health care sector over $600 billion annually according to CDC.
Fortunately, more than 39% of Americans are looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets, and 58% of younger consumers (ages 18-34) are already eating plant-based proteins.
The Cool Food Pledge is a new platform to help hospitals offer diners more of what they want while slashing food-related greenhouse gas emissions, saving costs, and improving health.
Participating hospitals receive technical assistance and support from Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.
Join other hospitals on the path to serving Cool Foods in 3 easy steps:
- Commit to a science-based pledge for tracking and reducing diet-related GHG emissions
- Develop a compelling and innovative plan to bring about change
- Promote your success