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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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Kids don’t have a lot of time when they are in the lines for the cafeteria so they don’t read signs that you post. Instead, post it on Twitter so they can read it on their own...

Students were asking us about the potential for more vegan bakery-type options, from breakfast pastries to lunch desserts like cookies and brownies to more decadent desserts during the dinner hour...

When we served grapes in the high school the kids would throw them at each other. Working with Kern Hall, area manager, we found out, however, that if we put the grapes in packaging the students...

To encourage wellness, staff are encouraged to divide into teams and walk for wellness. Each team gets a T-shirt and records its distance walking around an indoor track. At the end of the week the...

Barbecue is king, especially in the South, but we have noticed our customers cutting back on pork. So we started offering pulled turkey breast barbecue—along with pulled pork—on...

We offered a meal plan to our students who decided to stay on campus during winter break. The plan was designed to increase revenue and provide additional student services while creating more...

The district’s wellness department has bought lunch coupons and given them away to staff and administrators for them to eat our school lunches. That helps promote wellness because we have...

We have made good use of our contact with local universities to recruit dining services associates. More than half of our diet aides are currently dietetic or foodservice management students at area...

We identified a Food Allergen Advisory Team composed of 10 managers, chefs, cooks and our dietitian. The whole team will complete the Great Gluten-Free Kitchens training program designed and offered...

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