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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 sponsor teams of chefs to compete within a student dining room. Chefs are given a market basket and have one hour to prepare food. We have a student panel to judge the chefs and determine a winner...

We offer a mac and cheese station weekly for dinner in all three of our main dining locations. This station features more than a dozen mix-in options to enhance our housemade mac and cheese entr&...

We purchase different produce that the students have never seen before and hold a farmers’ market. We provide a nutritional lesson about the items, and each student is given tickets so that...

Students have always loved making their own waffles. So when we wanted more grab and go in our c-stores we decided to let students grill their own panini sandwiches. The sandwiches are premade and...

We have created a service standard that says each full-time employee needs to have customer service contact on a personal level. For example, the baker spends time during lunch service plating...

We added additional selections of grains at several stations in the café. Buckwheat and wheat berries are very popular no matter if featured in salads, entrées or soups. The...

We have residents who have suffered a life change such as stroke or heart attack, or men who are without their wives for the first time. We offer one-on-one consultation with a dietetic intern so...

For National Nutrition Month we had a mobility theme. On our dessert bar we posted how many steps the customer would have to walk to burn off that dessert. We tried to equate steps with calories.

The days of freshly baked goods are going by the wayside, so every quarter in the main lobby we hold a good old-fashioned bake sale, including many varieties of fresh-baked breads with whole wheat...

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