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[New concept Connecting Grounds] is Ohio State University's first coffee shop where they serve 100-percent direct-trade coffee from farmers they've met...

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We started serving salad at breakfast to satisfy our Asian students, who are used to eating salads in the morning. We offer proteins such as eggs, chicken and tofu.

We had a computer science student develop an iPhone app for our department. Costs can be 90% less than using a traditional development company. Most times using a student will provide high-quality...

We created a coupon book for all of the departments of our campus enterprises division, which features coupons for targeted campus dining locations, bookstores, golf courses, etc. The goal is to...

We have a room service menu. We serve patients that stay three days up until three months. To increase variety for those patients who are in the hospital for a long time, we set up a make-your-own...

To help residents make healthy choices from the salad bar we started using color-coded tongs. We put green tongs in healthy items such as lettuce, tomatoes and raw vegetables and we use blue tongs...

We reward employees who lose weight or reduce their BMI. Employees are weighed quarterly and receive 10% off in the cafeteria if they lose weight. 

In our Watterson Dining Commons we have a Fresh Bites venue that features items from the American Dietetic Association’s top 100 perceived healthy items. The station features fresh...

We had a game show-inspired dinner called “Let’s Make a Meal.” We divided the menu into Announcers (Appetizers), Game Show Hosts (Entrées), Co-Hosts (Sides),...

Our staff has more interaction with students than most departments on campus. So we work with the university counseling center to train front-line staff on how to recognize students who may be in...

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