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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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Each month we send out a four-color menu to every elementary household. In addition to the menu there is an article from our dietitian about healthy dining behaviors. The back is a coloring sheet...

This year we featured a “Groundhog Day” movie trivia contest and served a traditional German meal to celebrate what was traditionally known as Candlemas Day, which was introduced...

Our R.D.s conduct Healthy Choices Food Tours in our Bistro to assist our staff, family members and visitors in making informed food choices. The talks are tailored to our food stations; however, the...

We often get requests to have more bacon on the menu. So we created a Day of Bacon on the last Tuesday of every month. On our first Day of Bacon we increased lunch and dinner participation by 10%. We...

To help our new students quickly understand how and where they can use their meal plan, we installed counter stickers indicating ways to pay, meal periods and meal equivalencies. I always print extra...

We wanted to ensure that all patients get the nourishment they need and the choices they want, so we started a more personalized menu ordering system. A diet tech meets with every patient and goes...

When we deliver a tray to a room we put a magnetic reminder on the resident’s door. This serves as a prompt to anyone passing by that there is a tray to be picked up after meal service. The...

Foodservice supervisors are the critical link between management, front-line staff and guests, but they are often overlooked in training or when we are soliciting input. We have a Supervisors&...

Between December and March I work with our wellness coordinator to offer wellness cooking demos for staff, visitors and patrons of the system. We focus on healthy cooking methods, like grilling and...

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