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market fresh produce

There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.

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During National Nutrition Month, we hosted a series of four cooking classes for students called In the Kitchen.

We have an electronic e-newsletter that we send out to our teachers to tell them about what’s going on in our program and update them on the new regulations.

Now, within 24 hours of admission, one of our call center operators calls the patient and explains his diet, what to expect from our department and how to contact us. ...

For dessert, The Yorktown Café offers hand-dipped milkshakes with ice cream made on site.

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...

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).

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.

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.

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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