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handwritten thank you

Write “thank you” on every paycheck. This era tends to text thank-yous, but a handwritten note goes a long way. You can’t just preach it; it’s an active thing.

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To generate student excitement, San Diego Unified School District had its schools apply in a raffle to have the local circus perform at a general assembly.

Every March, to celebrate National Nutrition Month, Windham Raymond School District makes its way through the alphabet by featuring produce from A to Z.

To make it easier to deliver meals to off-site charter schools and summer feeding locations, Pinellas County Schools uses colored tape to close the boxes.

To get consistent burger patties, wrap the lid of a five-pound spice jar lid in plastic wrap and use it to press down burger meat that is in a ball.

We do a series of cooking classes—three to four per semester—for students getting ready to graduate. We teach t hem how to cook healthy foods.

Through Microsoft's Local Chef Series, Dining at Microsoft partners with local restaurant chefs and owners to bring culinary talent to the campus...

We started butchering whole animals in our kitchen. We plan with our staff to make sure [daily] production is done ahead, so we can take a day to butcher.

During Dead Day, Troy University Dining Services hosts “the Cram Jam.” Students up studying come to the Trojan Dining Hall for a free, late-night breakfast.

During meal time, having to halt delivery to fulfill a patient’s request for more ketchup or sweetener can back up the flow of room-service deliveries.

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