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After several members of our staff attended a class on smartphone photography, we came back and trained the rest of our staff to take pictures of the plates they prepare.
11-04-2014 Ideas and Innovation
We have an electronic e-newsletter that we send out to our teachers to tell them about what’s going on in our program and update them on the new regulations.
11-03-2014 Ideas and Innovation
Now, within 24 hours of admission, one of our call center operators calls the patient and explains his diet, what to expect from our department and how to contact us.
10-29-2014 Ideas and Innovation
For dessert, The Yorktown Café offers hand-dipped milkshakes with ice cream made on site.
10-28-2014 Ideas and Innovation
To help build the bond between the two departments we started baking up a fresh batch of cookies after lunch and taking it to a clinical unit that we know has been having a hard day because of lots...
10-27-2014 Ideas and Innovation
To help persuade residents to try a new menu item, we will sometimes add it as a third entrée option, like our Pork Pagoda (pictured).
10-23-2014 Ideas and Innovation
We just got a grant that will be for 1- to 5-year-olds so that we can work with the county health department to do some outreach at area supermarkets to help them market their healthier items.
10-14-2014 Ideas and Innovation
Every summer we do a culinary camp for kids. They get to wear the chef’s coat and everything. We focus on a different culture every day, so they get to do Spanish or African, etc.
10-13-2014 Ideas and Innovation
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...
10-10-2014 Ideas and Innovation
I wrote a manual to spell out how we should be purchasing food to help us improve the health of our patients and employees.