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In March, NYC Health + Hospitals' 11 campuses started offering plant-based chef's specials for lunch. Now, it's expanding that plant-forward shift to include dinner. At Lincoln, Metropolitan, and Woodhull Hospitals, culturally diverse, plant-based meals are the primary dinner options. Vegan menu items are default, with meat and dairy offered as options.
Dishes include Southern black-eyed pea casserole with corn bread, sancocho (a Caribbean stew with tubers and roots) and arroz con gandules y calabaza (rice with pigeon peas and squash).
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the US, providing services to more than one million New Yorkers annually. In addition to serving meat-free meals for inpatients, NYCHH also runs a 'Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program' for people with diabetes, prediabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or health concerns related to obesity.
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