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[New concept Connecting Grounds] is Ohio State University's first coffee shop where they serve 100-percent direct-trade coffee from farmers they've met...

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For dessert, The Yorktown Café offers hand-dipped milkshakes with ice cream made on site.

To help build the bond between the two departments we started baking up a fresh batch of cookies after lunch and taking it to a clinical unit that we know has been having a hard day because of lots...

To help persuade residents to try a new menu item, we will sometimes add it as a third entrée option, like our Pork Pagoda (pictured).

We just got a grant that will be for 1- to 5-year-olds so that we can work with the county health department to do some outreach at area supermarkets to help them market their healthier items.

Every summer we do a culinary camp for kids. They get to wear the chef’s coat and everything. We focus on a different culture every day, so they get to do Spanish or African, etc.

One of the ways we have found to control food waste has been to not automatically give out toppings for items like burgers. Instead, we will add things like lettuce and tomatoes only if students ask...

I wrote a manual to spell out how we should be purchasing food to help us improve the health of our patients and employees.

We created an approved foods tool, so parents and teachers know what food items meet the Smart Snacks regs.

When an item on the menu is local, we write the name of the item on a little chalkboard at the point of sale.

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