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handwritten thank you

Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.

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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...

We raffle edible bouquets/arrangements to promote fruit and vegetable intake. The bouquets are similar to what you see in an Edible Arrangements’ basket, with fresh fruits and vegetables...

Now that students must take a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable meal, we started a Don’t Forget campaign. We have signs and stickers and we created a logo. It’s all about...

We have several new technology pilots. We are shortly rolling out Net Nutrition so residents have the ability to access nutritional information regarding the menu items we serve. We also have an...

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