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salad bar

DIY instructions

We are creating recipe cards to display on our salad and sandwich bars to give customers ideas about salads and sandwiches they can assemble themselves.

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Ask first

We have begun sending milk at breakfast only to those patients who ask for it, instead of including milk on every tray.

DIY farm market

There’s no space for us to invite local farmers to do a farmers market. So we had our produce company bring in local produce.

Online staff training

We have gone to electronic inservice training, because it was hard to get everyone to attend training in person.

Tell it with pictures

We have a lot of Burmese patients who have literacy issues and can’t read our menus, so we started a room service style just for them.

Ask the dietitian

We use technology to give students a chance to connect directly with me in our “Ask the Dietitian” series.

Ice cream partners

To try to build camaraderie among foodservice and housekeeping staff, who don’t really know each other, we created an ice cream social.

Talk about food

We just launched a Café Series, which is a demo and discussion forum about culinary topics.

Locavore feast

We hosted a Farm to Table dinner in a greenhouse at The Seed Farm for 150 students and guests from five colleges and a hospital in the Lehigh Valley, Pa., area.

Keeping it on campus

To encourage students to use Black Bear Bucks, the currency kept in their university account, we offer a discount on food purchases.

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