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June 13, 2012
We featured a plant-based chef gourmet meal event but did not market it as vegetarian. Our guests enjoyed the six components in four courses and while we were mainly promoting flavorful fruits and...
May 31, 2012
We purchase different produce that the students have never seen before and hold a farmers’ market. We provide a nutritional lesson about the items, and each student is given tickets so that...
May 17, 2012
We added additional selections of grains at several stations in the café. Buckwheat and wheat berries are very popular no matter if featured in salads, entrées or soups. The...
May 17, 2012
Walk Off Dessert
For National Nutrition Month we had a mobility theme. On our dessert bar we posted how many steps the customer would have to walk to burn off that dessert. We tried to equate steps with calories.
April 27, 2012
For National Nutrition Month we post and email healthy, creative, build-your-own sandwich ideas. We also gave out magnets with five healthy sandwiches students can make with simple ingredients that...
March 16, 2012
We hide puréed kidney beans in our tacos. As the year progresses, the purée gets chunkier until the students can recognize the kidney beans. At first you disguise the beans and...
March 13, 2012
To reinforce healthy habits one of our dining halls holds a health promotion program called “Fresh Start Mondays.” The menu includes new vegetable-loaded recipes and brings some...
Feb. 24, 2012
We do a Future Chefs competition in the elementary schools that is focused on healthy after-school snacks. The students submit recipes, and the best five are selected to compete in a cook-off. We...
Feb. 14, 2012
Build Your Plate
We started a Build Your Plate program to familiarize students with healthy foods, with the hope that those habits continue as they age. Students are taught how to prepare a balanced meal, the source...
Feb. 12, 2012
We served a variety of “super foods” that intrigued the taste buds and pleased appetites during a recent party. The menu items were posted to inform participants of their &...
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