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We use technology to give students a chance to connect directly with me in our “Ask the Dietitian” series.

We just got a grant that will be for 1- to 5-year-olds so that we can work with the county health department to do some outreach at area supermarkets to help them market their healthier items.

I wrote a manual to spell out how we should be purchasing food to help us improve the health of our patients and employees.

We created an approved foods tool, so parents and teachers know what food items meet the Smart Snacks regs.

We have real, usable, full-size plates that we mix in with our regular plates to raise awareness of healthy dining balance.

We have a kiosk stand with iPads that the students, faculty and staff can use to look up nutritionals, allergens, etc., on every product we make, as well as the nutritionals at our franchises.

In order to encourage customers to eat more healthfully, we reduced the price of our salad bar to $4.99 per pound, from $6.99. At the same time, we increased the price of sodas.

Our nutritionist Tanya Williams created the Bison Mealz! Cookie to offer the nutritional benefits of a full meal when eaten with milk or a milk replacement and a serving of fruit.

We created a way to help employees remember CCPs (critical control points). The CCPs are typed onto a self-adhesive label, which employees stick to the underside of their name badge.

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