NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County rolls out meatless menu

Hospital officials say the network is leaning towards these plant-based options to help patients sustain better health.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2023, 3:28 AM

Updated 507 days ago

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Popular dishes are always being served across New York City Health + Hospitals locations, but one hospital is bringing meatless options to its menu. 
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County is offering up a slew of plant-based dishes, and the hospital network is now making plant-based options the primary dinner selection at all of its hospitals.  
Hospital officials say the network is leaning towards these plant-based options to help patients sustain better health.  
“Diets that are very heavy on plants have cardio-protective effects,” said Brian Young, director of clinical nutrition services for NYC Health + Hospitals. “It can help prevent and reduce the risk of cardio-vascular disease, it can help prevent and treat type-two diabetes." 
Philip Demaolo oversees what goes into these dishes and how they are prepared not only to nourish patients but to make sure they enjoy every bite.  
“It’s just a lot of hard work,” said Demaolo. “And it’s mostly love.” 
NYC Health + Hospitals says they will still serve meat dishes, but their focus will be on revamping its plant-based options to ensure they’re available to all.  


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