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Steal This Idea
joe stanislaw

We have begun sending milk at breakfast only to those patients who ask for it, instead of including milk on every tray.

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Set up a drill with the department of public safety on campus to do a “shooter on campus” drill. It will give you a chance to discuss with your staff how to handle the situation...

Our registered dietitian team sponsored a food drive in collaboration with M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity). Our goal was to raise awareness of food insecurity and support our local food bank...

We use a four-week cycle menu. In order to give our patients more choices, we give every patient a copy of the upcoming menu in a leather-bound cover. We have different menus for those with diet...

During final exams we post information on the menu identifier cards that highlight super foods, foods that promote the immune system and foods that are calming, etc. This gives the students a guide...

We celebrate the Go for the Greens national nutrition initiative every March. In one school where we have the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program we developed a special menu to serve...

This spring we added fresh, snacking-type raw produce such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce mix as a grab-and-go option. We wanted to show students that grab and go could be...

When staff return from conferences we have them present what they learned during a staff/team meeting. That way it is like everyone gets a little education as though they all attended the conference...

At the end of the spring semester we had a Celebrate Summer Buffet. We cooked summer favorites like barbecue chicken, veggie kabobs, deviled eggs, snow cones and cupcakes. It is a nice send-off and a...

Dining Services, in conjunction with the campus dining committee, put on a Heritage Week for students, faculty and staff to share their ethnic heritages through food. We had days highlighting Italian...

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