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We just got a grant that will be for 1- to 5-year-olds so that we can work with the county health department to do some outreach at area supermarkets to help them market their healthier items.

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Culinary education is important and must be ongoing. To enhance our staff, our director of culinary has a newsletter that he sends out every week to educate everyone. Even I learn something new!

We started the Summit Fit Club, which is designed to reward customers for making healthier food choices in our cafeteria. Customers receive points for buying better-for-you items. For example, a...

Our participation is up, and one reason is because we are serving on a three-compartment plate instead of plastic trays. These are plates that our students are used to seeing in barbecue places. It...

We wanted to improve our macaroni and cheese recipe, so we had our chefs battle it out for the best recipe. Four of our chefs signed up to compete. We had a blind tasting in the cafeteria during...

Many of the employees do not have time to leave their desks to get a snack. To keep the choices healthy we provide afternoon snacks that meet our healthy criteria. We take the snacks to the service...

We partnered with our campus dairy to develop a replacement ice cream product for our soft-serve machines. We were able to achieve a better product at a lower cost, while expanding one of our...

We have student culinary and dietary interns work on reducing fats and sodium in recipes. We also have them support educators and help with the rollouts of programs. 

We let all our students who purchase meals with us eat as much as they want from our salad bars. On our rainbow days, if a student selects items from the bar with four different colors—...

We have a group called the Food Recovery Network, which is a group of students who volunteer each night and after special events to pick up all the usable leftovers and distribute them to area...

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