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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 partnered with our campus dairy to develop a replacement ice cream product for our soft-serve machines. We were able to achieve a better product at a lower cost, while expanding one of our...

We have student culinary and dietary interns work on reducing fats and sodium in recipes. We also have them support educators and help with the rollouts of programs. 

We let all our students who purchase meals with us eat as much as they want from our salad bars. On our rainbow days, if a student selects items from the bar with four different colors—...

We have a group called the Food Recovery Network, which is a group of students who volunteer each night and after special events to pick up all the usable leftovers and distribute them to area...

To increase employee satisfaction we’ve negotiated with a local bakery to sell its items twice a month, usually on payday. The hospital gets 10% of the sales. We only use a four-by- six-...

We do our own patient satisfaction surveys by including a survey on every tray. With Press Ganey, the sample size is normally pretty small and patients take the survey several days after they return...

We redid our salad bar. We went from a weighed concept to a one-box concept. I have two boxes: One for $3.50 and one for $6. You fill it up. I don’t care what you put in there as long as it...

We hosted a Farm to Table Dinner featuring food prepared with locally sourced, seasonal produce. Our menu reflected the colors and tastes of spring and provided 100% of the participant’s...

We serve a paired wine at dinner every Friday. I write the wine’s origin on the menu along with the health benefits the wine has. The residents love Friday night dinner, and it’s...

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