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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.

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The program takes employees such as line servers and dishwashers and pair them with chefs and cooks to teach them about food.

We’re considering doing half and half—some items already made and some made to order, with the top five items being premade.

We invite managers to call down and place orders for their units, and we take the lunches up to them.

Chef Henry Godfrey at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Conn., created a cooking group to support some of the hospital’s psychiatric patients.

We have begun sending milk at breakfast only to those patients who ask for it, instead of including milk on every tray.

There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.

We have gone to electronic inservice training, because it was hard to get everyone to attend training in person.

We have a lot of Burmese patients who have literacy issues and can’t read our menus, so we started a room service style just for them.

We use technology to give students a chance to connect directly with me in our “Ask the Dietitian” series.

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