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Food as medicine
With all the hype around probiotics, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America created a daily dish that incorporates probiotics in addition to prebiotics.
March 13, 2017
To make safe food as accessible as possible for guests with allergies, Carnegie Mellon University is creating an allergy-friendly kitchen.
Feb. 13, 2017
Attract guests to healthy options with inviting signs
When an FSD visited Minneapolis Public Schools, she noticed big branded signs on top of the salad bars. When she got back to her district, she recreated them.
Dec. 13, 2016
Sponsor wellness initiatives
As part of our wellness program, we offer incentives based on some type of health metric. Once a year, we cover the cost for team members to participate in a 5k race.
Aug. 15, 2016
Create targeted social media accounts
North Carolina State University has Twitter and Instagram accounts and uses the hashtag #WellFedWolfPack to highlight healthy and delicious foods on the menu.
May 16, 2016
Show off veggies by cooking in rotisseries
Stanford University changed out rotisserie spits for vegetable baskets so that the vegetables look as appetizing as possible while students watch them cooking.
Jan. 19, 2016
Color-coded utensils help identify healthful choices
Virginia Commonwealth University uses Meet @ Balance: a colored tongs system at an all-you-care-to-eat salad bar. The tongs help advise healthfulness.
Dec. 14, 2015
Turn healthy eating into a game
[To promote healthier eating], Aultman Hospital invites guests to guess the weight of their salad. Guess within a certain range, and it’s free.
Nov. 16, 2015
Equip staff with a flu season care package
SUNY Geneseo occasionally gives [staff] a little gift. During flu season, it’s a package of tissues and hand sanitizer with a cute little quote.
Oct. 15, 2015
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At Pennsylvania-based health-insurance provider Highmark Pittsburgh, staff use plastic wrap to cover and keep tables sanitized during food prep.
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