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Steal This Idea
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The University of Massachusetts—Amherst invited chefs from a variety of universities to its campus to showcase their favorite dishes for students.
broccoli florettes
Penn State University dining reduced food costs by designing menus to utilize cast-offs, resulting in the total utilization of a product instead of waste.
cauliflower bowl
Instead of spending time portioning cauliflower into precise steaks or florets, give in to its nature, says Ron DeSantis, director of culinary excellence at Yale.
coffee cup to go
Camden County College is trying to be more proactive with our customer service and have started “Free Coffee Mondays” for students who are veterans.
chocolate pieces
ACTS Retirement Life Community does a superfood table once a month for items like chocolate. Each week the menu features a superfood item, like chocolate cake.
handwritten thank you
Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.
roasted vegetables
Stanford University changed out rotisserie spits for vegetable baskets so that the vegetables look as appetizing as possible while students watch them cooking.
greek salad
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has a salad bar of 30-plus items, and changes the theme of the salad bar every two weeks. That keeps the bar fresh and different.
kids students cafeteria line
Pulaski County Special School District maximizes student eating time by using lunch room monitors to expedite the breakfast cafeteria line process.

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