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With the help of a Jewish student group and a rabbi adviser, University of Maryland Dining Services was able to turn a concession stand into a destination.

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The USDA requires we post signage showing the choices and food groups. All materials available were using MyPlate. We replaced the plate with a photo of our tray. We focused on “Build Your...

I wanted to show—not just tell—people how healthy our school meals are. So I started my own personal weight-loss journey. I eat school breakfast and lunch every day and I use...

When we needed to change some patient menu items to increase satisfaction, we asked our hostesses. They know what the patients like and don’t like. They also know what patients ask for that...

It’s hard to keep morale up when employees call out frequently. When I first arrived, there was little accountability, which frustrated employees who followed the company’s policy...

At our diabetes camp we play a game called Trash the Dietitian. We ask the campers questions about food and nutrition, and if they get them right they get to dump food on either me or our other...

We held a dinner based on a state fair. We featured items such as Southern fried chicken; a doughnut burger with gouda, barbecue sauce and fried onions; bacon mac and cheese; jumbo hot pretzels;...

We held an Exotic Explorers Theme Dinner featuring roasted rattlesnake, fried alligator, ostrich egg fried rice, ginger beer-glazed mako shark and scorpion pops. The event provided an opportunity to...

Our high school has about 60 languages spoken and is populated by students from dozens of countries. We started an international service line that incorporates cuisines from some of the countries...

We needed to rename all of our cafeteria food stations after taking over from a contract management company, so we set up a contest with the foodservice staff. The responses were amazing. The...

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