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We have real, usable, full-size plates that we mix in with our regular plates to raise awareness of healthy dining balance.

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One of our dietetic interns collected uneaten food from waste bins and built a “waste buffet” to demonstrate to students how much food they take but don’t even touch...

After the AHF conference in New Orleans we decided to do an action station with foods from the city.  

We have a student employment fair specific to our department. We hired 200 students in one evening.

We have a training day for employees. We bring in a motivational speaker to start the day and then hold workshops on skills and areas where we’re seeing the most problems on our accident...

We do pop-up restaurants once a month for the 400 residents of our community. We close off one section of our formal dining room for the event. 

We host many camps over the summer. In the past, parents of children with food allergies have been nervous about sending their kids to summer camp, even though we have an excellent allergen program...

We have a really strict no leniency policy where if we catch a student stealing, it’s a $100 fine, even if it’s your first time being caught. 

We invited families from four ethnic groups to tour our nutrition center. We have between 100 and 150 people per session.

We had a learning moment for our employees when we had a patient who wanted peas. Peas weren’t on the menu that day, but we did have them in house.  

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