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We partnered with our produce company to offer farmers markets to the Northwest Community Healthcare region and employees during the summer months.

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We launched an Herban Veggie Garden on our patio connected to our cafeteria in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. We have about 15 planters of herbs and vegetables that we are able to harvest and use...

We have a single-stream recycling program because we don’t have the ability to compost.

We have several independent residents in our main dining room who have some type of food allergy.

We purchased aprons with the child nutrition logo on the front for our employees. I realized they were wrapping the aprons around their waists.

We have real, usable, full-size plates that we mix in with our regular plates to raise awareness of healthy dining balance.

We collaborated with our sustainable dining interns to create a Basic Cooking Techniques cooking class certification, which ranged from knife skills to sanitation to soups, sauces and proteins...

One way we’ve improved customer satisfaction is to invite residents behind the serving lines to serve other residents.

Due to our strong focus on wellness and sustainability, three years ago Luther College began providing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) reimbursements to faculty and staff.

We have a kiosk stand with iPads that the students, faculty and staff can use to look up nutritionals, allergens, etc., on every product we make, as well as the nutritionals at our franchises.

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