Creation of an Inpatient Plant-Based Program

  • Robert J Ostfeld, MD, MSc Montefiore Health System
  • Miriam Pappo, MS, RD, CDN Montefiore Health System
  • Lauren Graf, MS, RD, CDE Montefiore Health System
  • Kathleen E Allen, RD Montefiore Health System
  • Anibal Rivera Montefiore Health System
  • Nancy Deenihan-Gruber Montefiore Health System
  • Chris Trivlis Montefiore Health System
Keywords: Inpatient, Meals, Plant-based, Program

Abstract

Plant-based diets have garnered much attention for their capacity to halt and even reverse chronic diseases. However, to our knowledge, no comprehensive hospital inpatient plant-based program existed prior to the implementation of the one at Montefiore Health System. Herein, we describe our 6-step plan used to devise and implement this program. The goal of this paperPlant-based diets have garnered much attention for their capacity to halt and even reverse chronic diseases. However, to our knowledge, no comprehensive hospital inpatient plant-based program existed prior the implementation of the one at Montefiore Health System. Herein we describe our six-step plan used to devise and implement this program. The goal of this paper is to serve as a resource for other systems interested in starting such a program.

Author Biographies

Robert J Ostfeld, MD, MSc, Montefiore Health System

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Miriam Pappo, MS, RD, CDN, Montefiore Health System

Department of Clinical Nutrition, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Lauren Graf, MS, RD, CDE, Montefiore Health System

Department of Clinical Nutrition, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Kathleen E Allen, RD, Montefiore Health System

Division of Cardiology, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Anibal Rivera, Montefiore Health System

Department of Food Service, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Nancy Deenihan-Gruber, Montefiore Health System

Department of Food Service, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Chris Trivlis, Montefiore Health System

Department of Food Service, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY

Published
2019-09-18
How to Cite
Ostfeld, R., Pappo, M., Graf, L., Allen, K., Rivera, A., Deenihan-Gruber, N., & Trivlis, C. (2019). Creation of an Inpatient Plant-Based Program. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 1(2), 8. Retrieved from https://ijdrp.org/index.php/ijdrp/article/view/73