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As part of an initiative to bring staff members together over noteworthy topics such as diversity in the workplace, we are offering a series of Innovation Luncheons. This monthly webinar lunch aims...

I’m hoping to start a program called the mercado peso. Students would receive pesos, which we would create, when they were caught doing good things. On Friday the students would be able to...

After a pilot program last year at one school, we have launched a sharing tray program where students can put uneaten food. Other students can take that food, or we donate the food to a homeless...

We now serve summer meals on buses. Last summer we used four buses. We drive around high-need areas, especially in rural areas because it’s harder to get kids to congregate in a common...

About two months ago we started a new service in our pediatric ICU unit. A lot of parents don’t want to leave their kids’ bedside to eat, so we started bringing a cart around...

We recently started offering our own freshly ground peanut butter. At Jansen’s Market, a grab-and-go/c-store location, students can grind their own peanut butter and make their own...

One of the favorite food stations is the Egg n’ Potato Bar. This station utilizes low-cost foods to create a customized entrée for each student. Students enjoy picking among...

We designed a six-week dinner event called “Where in the World is UDS?,” where we served food from different countries. Every week the students were given clues to guess where we...

Each of our cafés offers a daily topping selection alongside our hot cereals. Some popular combinations include blueberries, honey and walnuts; cranberry, apple, dried currant and flax...

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