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We have a single-stream recycling program because we don’t have the ability to compost.

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We listened to the complaints of our night employees by adding additional menu items, including breakfast items and healthier choices, and we added a third employee to that shift. 

Last spring we planted a small garden with tomatoes, squash, green and red peppers and herbs. As the vegetables were harvested, we placed them on the menu, like “Kirkwood-grown Squash...

We created an “On The Spot” recognition program to help us promote our goal of showing employees how valued and important they are to our mission of delivering restaurant-inspired...

We did a team-building activity I called shoe “shopping.” We each described what type of shoes we like and why. 

My wife and I have been having our staff leadership over to our home for a holiday gathering, about a week or two before Christmas. Between 40 and 50 people come to our home. 

We ask our employees to practice the 5-10 rule. When you are within 10 feet of someone, you smile. 

All of our dining facilities have a touch screen that allows students to access nutritional information for all menu items. All of our “Healthy Choice” suggestions are prominent...

I email foodservice and wellness tips to parents, which include nutrition information. The publications are called “Nutrition Nuggets” and “Teen Food & Fitness,...

We don’t allow residents to tip our employees, so the residents started an Employee Appreciation Fund. In Masonic Village, there are three restaurants and three cafés, and the...

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