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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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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’...

We did an event highlighting artisan breads and savory soups. Our bakeshop created a rustic Italian bread, ancient grain bread, oatmeal bread and cornbread. We paired the breads with soups, such as...

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. We offered students free samples from Purity, Organic, Annie’s Homegrown and Ritual...

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...

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