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

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We have a really strict no leniency policy where if we catch a student stealing, it’s a $100 fine, even if it’s your first time being caught. 

We invited families from four ethnic groups to tour our nutrition center. We have between 100 and 150 people per session.

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. 

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