Vegan Meals Now Required in California Hospitals

In another milestone for California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that guarantees plant-based options at every meal in state heath care facilities and prisons.

“Thanks to Sen. Nancy Skinner and Gov. Jerry Brown for passing this historic law that will provide plant-based options to hospital patients looking to fight heart disease, diabetes, and obesity—or who simply want a more healthful meal,” says Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C. “Now, it’s time for California hospitals to start putting into practice the plant-based meals recommended by the American Medical Association and the American College of Cardiology.”​

According to St. Joseph Health System in Sonoma County, California, vegetarian entrées cost about 50 percent less than their meat-based counterparts. The hospital expects to save about $5,000 a year by serving more meatless meals.

Check out the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine for more details about Senate Bill 1138 and Healthy Food in Health Care.


Here at v-dog, we're all about feeding our pups an ethical and nutritious diet. Since 2005, we've seen thousands of dogs live long, happy lives on our vegan kibble - some even into their 20s! Dogs of all shapes and sizes can reap the benefits of a clean, plant-based diet, and many experience major health turnarounds after making the switch. Read stories from some of our pawsome canine customers here!

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Source: PCRM

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