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We have increased revenue from guest trays to nearly $11,000 a month since we set up a system to allow patients and their visitors to buy trays using a credit card.

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Our department hosts a Stop Hunger Now Bake Sale every week from October to February in our Union. Every 25 cents raised feeds one child in Africa. We sell whole cakes, cake slices, cookies, brownies...

Taking time to get to know our student leaders has paid off dividends in the past year. When student leaders created a Facebook page for NC State students, they invited us to answer questions put...

The USDA requires we post signage showing the choices and food groups. All materials available were using MyPlate. We replaced the plate with a photo of our tray. We focused on “Build Your...

I wanted to show—not just tell—people how healthy our school meals are. So I started my own personal weight-loss journey. I eat school breakfast and lunch every day and I use...

When we needed to change some patient menu items to increase satisfaction, we asked our hostesses. They know what the patients like and don’t like. They also know what patients ask for that...

It’s hard to keep morale up when employees call out frequently. When I first arrived, there was little accountability, which frustrated employees who followed the company’s policy...

At our diabetes camp we play a game called Trash the Dietitian. We ask the campers questions about food and nutrition, and if they get them right they get to dump food on either me or our other...

We held a dinner based on a state fair. We featured items such as Southern fried chicken; a doughnut burger with gouda, barbecue sauce and fried onions; bacon mac and cheese; jumbo hot pretzels;...

We held an Exotic Explorers Theme Dinner featuring roasted rattlesnake, fried alligator, ostrich egg fried rice, ginger beer-glazed mako shark and scorpion pops. The event provided an opportunity to...

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