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The USDA requires we post signage showing the choices and food groups. All materials available were using MyPlate. We replaced the plate with a photo of our tray. We focused on “Build Your...

I wanted to show—not just tell—people how healthy our school meals are. So I started my own personal weight-loss journey. I eat school breakfast and lunch every day and I use...

At our diabetes camp we play a game called Trash the Dietitian. We ask the campers questions about food and nutrition, and if they get them right they get to dump food on either me or our other...

If you make nutrition fun it tends to stick. We did a blind taste testing event with residents and administration last year. We were testing food for spices, so the goal was to figure out what spice...

As part of our partnership with Healthy UNH, we developed a website where students can log on and see all dining halls and retail units listed. Users can click on a location and it will give them...

We had administration, faculty and students compete against each other to learn about fiber. Students had four fiber-related tasks to complete, such as building a fiber cereal pyramid. The...

Our R.D.s conduct Healthy Choices Food Tours in our Bistro to assist our staff, family members and visitors in making informed food choices. The talks are tailored to our food stations; however, the...

Between December and March I work with our wellness coordinator to offer wellness cooking demos for staff, visitors and patrons of the system. We focus on healthy cooking methods, like grilling and...

Since attending MenuDirections I’ve incorporated more of the 10 power foods that we learned about from Dr. James Painter. I denote each super food with a small heart for a healthy choice. I...

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