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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...

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Our staff has more interaction with students than most departments on campus. So we work with the university counseling center to train front-line staff on how to recognize students who may be in...

We raffle edible bouquets/arrangements to promote fruit and vegetable intake. The bouquets are similar to what you see in an Edible Arrangements’ basket, with fresh fruits and vegetables...

Now that students must take a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable meal, we started a Don’t Forget campaign. We have signs and stickers and we created a logo. It’s all about...

We have several new technology pilots. We are shortly rolling out Net Nutrition so residents have the ability to access nutritional information regarding the menu items we serve. We also have an...

When there’s a graphic on our menu, it’s something we serve. It’s not clip art. When patients look at the menu and they say, “I want that,” we say,...

We’re piloting a new online ordering system for our main café. You’ll be able to order food from any web-enabled device and pick your order up at a later point. We hope...

We created a Sustainable Products Project blog utilizing Blogger, Google Maps and Google Earth. Once we identify local food items that we use, we import where they are from into the blog. We also...

Imagine the smell of fresh-baked cookies. We offer them on our pediatric floor every afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30. Happiness is a cookie with milk. 

We provide Get Well Meals for students who are feeling under the weather. The meals feature our soup of the day, crackers, fruit, ginger ale, water, juice and Jell-O. Students just contact their...

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