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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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When there’s a graphic on our menu, it’s something we serve. It’s not clip art. When patients look at the menu and they say, “I want that,” we say,...

We’re piloting a new online ordering system for our main café. You’ll be able to order food from any web-enabled device and pick your order up at a later point. We hope...

Imagine the smell of fresh-baked cookies. We offer them on our pediatric floor every afternoon between 2:30 and 3:30. Happiness is a cookie with milk. 

We provide Get Well Meals for students who are feeling under the weather. The meals feature our soup of the day, crackers, fruit, ginger ale, water, juice and Jell-O. Students just contact their...

We have recently joined the area property management association to meet the off-campus housing property managers. This helps with commuter meal plan sales and is an easy way for us to get our...

We have started a Monday Mile program as part of our Fresh Start Mondays. We have different one-mile routes around campus. Every Monday we put our route on Facebook and invite students, faculty and...

We held a top chef challenge for our FSDs. Teams were formed and they developed and created recipes utilizing the new nutritional guidelines for veggies and fruits. They also were required to...

Kids don’t have a lot of time when they are in the lines for the cafeteria so they don’t read signs that you post. Instead, post it on Twitter so they can read it on their own...

Students were asking us about the potential for more vegan bakery-type options, from breakfast pastries to lunch desserts like cookies and brownies to more decadent desserts during the dinner hour...

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