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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...

During final exams we post information on the menu identifier cards that highlight super foods, foods that promote the immune system and foods that are calming, etc. This gives the students a guide...

We celebrate the Go for the Greens national nutrition initiative every March. In one school where we have the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program we developed a special menu to serve...

We do a rat experiment in one of our middle school health classes. One rat is fed a diet of junk food, and another is fed school lunch. The kids measure the rats’ growth and watch their...

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