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We grow herbs in decorative containers indoors. We place the containers in retail or servery locations where customers can see the herbs being used in display cooking stations.

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We reward employees who lose weight or reduce their BMI. Employees are weighed quarterly and receive 10% off in the cafeteria if they lose weight. 

In our Watterson Dining Commons we have a Fresh Bites venue that features items from the American Dietetic Association’s top 100 perceived healthy items. The station features fresh...

We had a game show-inspired dinner called “Let’s Make a Meal.” We divided the menu into Announcers (Appetizers), Game Show Hosts (Entrées), Co-Hosts (Sides),...

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...

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