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Packaging Blues? How to Be Greener During COVID

Packaging Blues? How to Be Greener During COVID

We were all working hard to avoid filling up landfills. Reusable coffee cups and water bottles trumped plastic and Styrofoam. Little to no packaging was the name of the sustainable game. Plastic cutlery, straws, and individually-wrapped foods were taboo. Less...

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Shaking Up Sugar for National Nutrition Month

Shaking Up Sugar for National Nutrition Month

The Creative Dining nutrition team has educated & equipped leaders across all of our dining locations ways to help combat these statistics with our March initiative “Sugar Shake-Up,” which includes right-sizing dessert portions, mixing in healthier ingredients when baking (such as nuts and dried fruits), and encouraging more water consumption (and less sugary beverages) by offering fruit-infused waters and various brands of flavored waters.

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RECIPE: Kimchi Cole Slaw

Made from fermented veggies and Korean red pepper, this new take on cole slaw makes a spicy unexpected side dish with its radishes and sweet potatoes. SERVES 4-6 Ingredients: 6 cups napa cabbage, fine shred2 cups sweet potatoes, julienne2 cups Daikon radishes,...

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Setting Leadership Priorities [INTERVIEW]

Finding Meaning Every leader is challenged to remember what’s most important in the midst of board meetings, top-line versus bottom-line growth, acquisitions, keeping shareholders happy. At some point, most leaders come head-to-head with the questions, “What matters...

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Creative Dining Develops Top-Notch Culinarians

Embracing a New Reality In years past, college food was compared to other college food, food from corporate kitchens was stacked up against food served at corporate kitchens.  Hospitality management today at our dining programs means catering to students, seniors...

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