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Twenty children between the ages of 10 and 18 received two days of instruction and hands-on experience in the kitchen, then put their knowledge to the test cooking for family and friends.

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We have a single-stream recycling program because we don’t have the ability to compost.

We have several independent residents in our main dining room who have some type of food allergy.

We purchased aprons with the child nutrition logo on the front for our employees. I realized they were wrapping the aprons around their waists.

We have real, usable, full-size plates that we mix in with our regular plates to raise awareness of healthy dining balance.

We collaborated with our sustainable dining interns to create a Basic Cooking Techniques cooking class certification, which ranged from knife skills to sanitation to soups, sauces and proteins...

One way we’ve improved customer satisfaction is to invite residents behind the serving lines to serve other residents.

Due to our strong focus on wellness and sustainability, three years ago Luther College began providing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) reimbursements to faculty and staff.

We have a kiosk stand with iPads that the students, faculty and staff can use to look up nutritionals, allergens, etc., on every product we make, as well as the nutritionals at our franchises.

We integrated our nutrition analysis process into our computerized recipe software, allowing us to use live nutrition data on every recipe to verify accuracy. The data for calories, carbs, sodium,...

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