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One of the ways we have found to control food waste has been to not automatically give out toppings for items like burgers. Instead, we will add things like lettuce and tomatoes only if students ask...

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We are featuring international menus five times a year. Our menu planning begins with sponsoring embassies: Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Denmark. Later, foodservice workers refine the menus...

At the end of the serving lines we have kid-friendly cutting utensils for students to cut up their own produce. We have one for apples and another for oranges. The fruit comes out wedged and cored...

To introduce more low-fat choices to students and to increase the percentage of students who picked up milk, we randomly drew names from among the children who participated in lunch on a certain day...

Williamsport, Pa., is the home of the Little League World Series so we did a grand slam picnic that week. We served food from the different ballparks. For example, we did a soft pretzel from Philly...

For Breast Cancer Awareness Week our school cafeterias served pink foods like eggs and applesauce. We also served whole “pink” grapefruit, which many of our students had never...

We offered a macaroni and cheese bar for a day in our main dining hall. We offered Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, BLT mac and cheese, and a Cajun shrimp mac and cheese. We also offered 15 toppings...

We opened The Spoon, which is an area in our dining hall that is dedicated to cereal. Students choose a size, the cereals (from 18 hot and cold varieties), toppings (15 varieties) and milk (choose...

We offer room service for students who live on campus. Students call into a Resident Dining Facility and place an order. They can pay with meal points or a meal exchange. The food is delivered to the...

Residential Life saw a need for a quiet place for students to study in a specific area of campus. We used a new, large space at College Hall to hold The Study Nights at College Hall, or S.N.A.T.C.H...

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