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We have several independent residents in our main dining room who have some type of food allergy.

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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.  

We switched our bread for grilled cheese sandwiches to whole wheat. 

We’ve put on an all-day event called PigStock, which features pork and bacon dishes, live music and prizes. 

We started a marketing campaign called Team Nutrition. We wanted to increase our participation but, more important, to reduce the amount of healthy items that kids were throwing away. 

We make our own gelato. Recently we started inviting staff to sign up to make the gelato for a day.  

Everyone needs to evaluate new products to bring in or add to their facility. Let those companies earn their spot not just on value but also on resident approval. 

We added prepackaged hot breakfast sandwiches. This added 150 more transactions per day in our retail outlets. 

We work hard on improving our customer service to our residents. We have a question of the day that the diet aides can ask the residents. This encourages more interaction with the residents and they...

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