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farm produce
The processing is after-hours, so it works well with the students’ schedules. The students have their ServSafe certification and are skilled with working with all the equipment, so it’s a win-win.
spices
A lot of Watermark Retirement Communities' memory care dining rooms have some degree of open-kitchen dining, so to whet appetites, they put a tablespoon of sweet spices, whether it’s cinnamon or...
university of North Dakota
University of North Dakota uses digital boards to promote nutrition and food quality in their dining halls. For example, they show chefs making pizza dough and sauce from scratch to allow students to...
food allergies
The University of Michigan brought in a student with food allergies to talk in front of foodservice staff as part of their training for an impactful presentation they won't forget...
school bus
During the school year, the school bus travels school to school where students use it as a learning lab; and during the summer and long school holidays, the bus transports meals to specific sites to...
welcome hand
The goal is to present people with as accurate a picture as possible of what it would be like to be in a school foodservice operation before job opportunities are discussed and therefore help the...
library books
Our summer feeding bus also has a librarian on board, and she’s able to check out books to the kids so they can build relationships with staff all throughout the summer.
walk-in cooler
When temperatures rise try hosting meetings in your walk-in and make occasional trips to hang out throughout the day to beat the back-of-house heat.
retro diner
Child Nutrition was able to purchase a separate facility for summer feeding, so I decided to come up with some way to feed kiddos and keep them cool while doing so.

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