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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.

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It’s an important step to filter your water in all food-related areas of your operation. Every kitchen should have filtered water for soups, stock, coffee, fountain systems, ice water, fine...

This fall the weather in Michigan was fantastic. We saw a slight decline in customers at our retail operations. We soon found out that they were enjoying the weather as well. We decided to send out...

We partnered with a local mobile farmers’ market that comes on site once a week and brings fresh produce, meats, dairy items, prepared goods and baked goods from local farms and businesses...

We utilized our patio to host a friendly competition between the dining halls. Each of the four dining halls participated with each team consisting of two cooks creating their own recipes for chili...

We do a presentation with the staff, including the chef and dietitian. We offer a three-course meal centered around all the aspects of whole life wellness. We offer a balanced meal, diet tips,...

During the cold winter months we offer a “Soup for the Soul” station, which consists of six different hand-crafted soups accompanied by artisan breads and housemade cheese...

Our healthy eating program, Choose Wisely, was developed to give customers an opportunity to make healthy choices. Each month, we identify one healthy item as a wise choice. If an employee chooses...

We have something in the dining halls that we call Table Talk, where students can come and talk to dining staff about questions or comments. We give students $25 in dining dollars for participating...

We developed an innovative alternative to a printed monthly menu. Using a QR code, we now offer families a convenient magnet that can be scanned with any smartphone to display the next day’...

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