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Sept. 21, 2012
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...
Sept. 18, 2012
Go For Greens
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...
Aug. 21, 2012
Junk Food Test
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...
Aug. 20, 2012
Trend O’ Ramen
In one of our late-night eateries, one that is known typically for its fried fare, the retail culinary team has worked to lift the menu to one that is comforting, yet different. They’ve...
Aug. 17, 2012
Show the Fat
To increase awareness around healthy choices we place demo plates at the entrance of the dining hall that have scoops of Crisco on them to show how much fat there is in each item. The plates show how...
Aug. 16, 2012
We’re starting a Wellness Wednesday in our elementary schools where we will feature Chef Basil, a child chef we developed to get students to try new foods like a sweet potato casserole. If...
Aug. 2, 2012
We started the Summit Fit Club, which is designed to reward customers for making healthier food choices in our cafeteria. Customers receive points for buying better-for-you items. For example, a...
July 3, 2012
We hosted a Farm to Table Dinner featuring food prepared with locally sourced, seasonal produce. Our menu reflected the colors and tastes of spring and provided 100% of the participant’s...
June 18, 2012
Colors of Health
We recently began work on expanding our “Build a Better Salad” program to encompass all items in our café. Items are designed with one of three colors—green,...
June 18, 2012
We started CHEF (Corporate Healthy Eating Focus) in all our café locations and vending. A CHEF menu item is available every day. These menu items are 400 calories or less, reduced fat,...
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