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When an item on the menu is local, we write the name of the item on a little chalkboard at the point of sale.

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To test our new dining experience Rendevous before it officially opens, we invited our 75 resident assistants to dine with us for lunch.

We are currently developing LiveWell Plates for the Intermountain Healthcare System. Chefs at five different hospitals are creating them, with the criteria being less than 600 calories, 700...

For a special event we did, we had a student draw our University Dining Staff and we put the drawing on the back of T-shirts for the T-shirt giveaway, along with our University Dining slogan, &...

To build support and awareness of our Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program, we partnered with Acson America, a Hispanic community activist organization, to host breakfast meetings with principals...

Use the talents of your student population to properly market your dining program. We advertised on our Facebook page for student marketers and selected five.

Every year during take your children to work day, we host a healthy cooking demonstration. The kids are actually helping to make the dish. 

We hold a “power hour” in our cafeteria in the afternoon, where we offer coffee for 35 cents. 

We started producing our own lip balm from the beeswax that we harvest on campus (we recently installed two beehives). We sell the lip balm in our gift shop.

We recently collaborated with several people in Carilion Clinic and Roanoke Public School System to develop a Food is Art Gallery. The gallery is located just outside our Mountain View Café...

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