Steal This Idea

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Steal This Idea
Susan Santos, assistant director at Penn State University in University Park, Pa., won the Steal This Idea contest held at MenuDirections 2015 in Memphis, Tenn., last month.
coffee grounds cups
We save our coffee grounds in 5-gallon buckets.
nurse hospital food
Nurses are using the term “snack-u-check” to remind them to take a snack to patients when they do their blood sugar checks. ...
vegetables in soup
On Friday, when we break down our salad bar, we freeze 75 percent of the items for use in soups and other dishes.
woman computer
I developed a program for undergraduate nutrition students called Dining Diplomats.
grab n go sandwiches
Due to an overwhelming volume of patients and families in our emergency department (ED), we created a snack cart.
red chef ladle
We invited four different departments, one per week, to prepare a dinner for the school community.
employee time card
Each month we allow the hourly employee with the best attendance record to trade places with a manager for one day.
female chef kitchen entrees
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we had an Iron Chef competition for all the female chefs at the account.


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