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map mug

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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Our dining services team created a mobile Valentine’s Day kiosk. We included fresh-baked sweets, candies, fresh flowers, cards and other novelty items. The carts were pushed around campus...

Since attending MenuDirections I’ve incorporated more of the 10 power foods that we learned about from Dr. James Painter. I denote each super food with a small heart for a healthy choice. I...

Iced coffee is a popular seller in one of our retail units. Since it was so popular we started selling Iced Coffee Floats by adding local ice cream. The coffee is fair-trade certified and the ice...

We have a display cooking station every day. We thought it would be fun to ask our headmaster to be our chef for a day. We posted flyers and info on our website so parents knew they could join us. It...

Set up a drill with the department of public safety on campus to do a “shooter on campus” drill. It will give you a chance to discuss with your staff how to handle the situation...

Our registered dietitian team sponsored a food drive in collaboration with M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity). Our goal was to raise awareness of food insecurity and support our local food bank...

We use a four-week cycle menu. In order to give our patients more choices, we give every patient a copy of the upcoming menu in a leather-bound cover. We have different menus for those with diet...

During final exams we post information on the menu identifier cards that highlight super foods, foods that promote the immune system and foods that are calming, etc. This gives the students a guide...

We celebrate the Go for the Greens national nutrition initiative every March. In one school where we have the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program we developed a special menu to serve...

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