Health & Wellness

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We were looking for ways to add more variety to our vegetable selection. So we looked at some not-so-common vegetables, such as mashed parsnips, creamed cauliflower and mixed roots, such as carrots,...

We have a Create-Your-Own Bowl concept at our exhibition station. We start with a grain base, which can be farro, quinoa or brown rice. Then customers can select a protein, be it chicken or tempeh,...

I created a snack mix based on Dr. James Painter’s presentation at MenuDirections in 2012 about the 10 items to add to your diet. The mix includes raisins, dark chocolate chunks, pecans,...

We are in the process of scripting and filming a series of 15-minute cooking videos that are all based on healthy ways to prepare some commonly unhealthy dishes. The videos are a partnership between...

We started serving salad at breakfast to satisfy our Asian students, who are used to eating salads in the morning. We offer proteins such as eggs, chicken and tofu.

To help residents make healthy choices from the salad bar we started using color-coded tongs. We put green tongs in healthy items such as lettuce, tomatoes and raw vegetables and we use blue tongs...

We reward employees who lose weight or reduce their BMI. Employees are weighed quarterly and receive 10% off in the cafeteria if they lose weight. 

In our Watterson Dining Commons we have a Fresh Bites venue that features items from the American Dietetic Association’s top 100 perceived healthy items. The station features fresh...

We have started a Monday Mile program as part of our Fresh Start Mondays. We have different one-mile routes around campus. Every Monday we put our route on Facebook and invite students, faculty and...

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