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To help freshman residents easily find our dining locations on campus while promoting sustainability, we give them reusable mugs with a campus map design that highlights our dining locations.

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We did a team-building activity I called shoe “shopping.” We each described what type of shoes we like and why. 

My wife and I have been having our staff leadership over to our home for a holiday gathering, about a week or two before Christmas. Between 40 and 50 people come to our home. 

We ask our employees to practice the 5-10 rule. When you are within 10 feet of someone, you smile. 

All of our dining facilities have a touch screen that allows students to access nutritional information for all menu items. All of our “Healthy Choice” suggestions are prominent...

I email foodservice and wellness tips to parents, which include nutrition information. The publications are called “Nutrition Nuggets” and “Teen Food & Fitness,...

We don’t allow residents to tip our employees, so the residents started an Employee Appreciation Fund. In Masonic Village, there are three restaurants and three cafés, and the...

I’m a vegan so that is something we’ve really been focusing on in our dining halls. You want to start by offering flavorful, well-prepared vegan options. We offer vegan options at...

When we plan a special event, we also add the event to the calendar that’s on the university’s website. We’ve found that local media check that calendar and we&rsquo...

We cross-train our staff for patient interactions that fall outside their sphere of influence, such as checking trash, room cleanliness, etc.

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