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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 created bariatric-sized meals for people who had that surgery. We also offer the meals for those who want a smaller option. 

We host monthly tours of our café locations with our registered dietitians. Groups of our employees are led around and taught about how to navigate the café to make the...

We educated our staff at our taco bar to lead the discussion by asking, “would you like sour cream or cheese?” This helps control costs and maintains our flavor profile. It also...

We were looking for ways to add more variety to our vegetable selection. So we looked at some not-so-common vegetables, such as mashed parsnips, creamed cauliflower and mixed roots, such as carrots,...

We provide recipes that can be prepared in the dorm room using items from the dining hall. Students can get a takeout container, take it back to their dorm kitchen and make a great stir-fry, for...

We have a Create-Your-Own Bowl concept at our exhibition station. We start with a grain base, which can be farro, quinoa or brown rice. Then customers can select a protein, be it chicken or tempeh,...

I created a snack mix based on Dr. James Painter’s presentation at MenuDirections in 2012 about the 10 items to add to your diet. The mix includes raisins, dark chocolate chunks, pecans,...

We are in the process of scripting and filming a series of 15-minute cooking videos that are all based on healthy ways to prepare some commonly unhealthy dishes. The videos are a partnership between...

We started serving salad at breakfast to satisfy our Asian students, who are used to eating salads in the morning. We offer proteins such as eggs, chicken and tofu.

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