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With the help of a Jewish student group and a rabbi adviser, University of Maryland Dining Services was able to turn a concession stand into a destination.
10-29-2014 Ideas and Innovation
For dessert, The Yorktown Café offers hand-dipped milkshakes with ice cream made on site.
10-28-2014 Ideas and Innovation
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...
10-27-2014 Ideas and Innovation
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).
10-23-2014 Ideas and Innovation
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.
10-14-2014 Ideas and Innovation
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.
10-13-2014 Ideas and Innovation
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...
10-10-2014 Ideas and Innovation
I wrote a manual to spell out how we should be purchasing food to help us improve the health of our patients and employees.
10-03-2014 Ideas and Innovation
We created an approved foods tool, so parents and teachers know what food items meet the Smart Snacks regs.
10-01-2014 Ideas and Innovation
When an item on the menu is local, we write the name of the item on a little chalkboard at the point of sale.