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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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We’re starting a Wellness Wednesday in our elementary schools where we will feature Chef Basil, a child chef we developed to get students to try new foods like a sweet potato casserole. If...

On spaghetti day at one school, we throw garlic and oil on the stove and turn it on so the school smells like roasted garlic. The basil used in the meal is grown on site at the school, and we have an...

We did an event based on “The Amazing Race” called The Amazing Taste. The international programs office holds an informational fair each year, so we got them involved. We had more...

We created a new cereal using housemade granola with raisins and dried cranberries and blueberries. We then had a contest where students created their own cereal boxes. Another contest was allowing...

Culinary education is important and must be ongoing. To enhance our staff, our director of culinary has a newsletter that he sends out every week to educate everyone. Even I learn something new!

We started the Summit Fit Club, which is designed to reward customers for making healthier food choices in our cafeteria. Customers receive points for buying better-for-you items. For example, a...

Our participation is up, and one reason is because we are serving on a three-compartment plate instead of plastic trays. These are plates that our students are used to seeing in barbecue places. It...

We wanted to improve our macaroni and cheese recipe, so we had our chefs battle it out for the best recipe. Four of our chefs signed up to compete. We had a blind tasting in the cafeteria during...

Many of the employees do not have time to leave their desks to get a snack. To keep the choices healthy we provide afternoon snacks that meet our healthy criteria. We take the snacks to the service...

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