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Workplace Dining: Stealth Health for the New Kitchen Table

Work is our “home away from home” and, in many cases, workplace cafeteria dining becomes the kitchen. Foodservice providers have a unique opportunity to influence healthier eating behaviors and create a ripple effect that can positively impact long-term population health. “Think about how a parent guides dining choices at home. Sometimes finicky family members aren’t

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Why It Is Better to Keep Integrated Facilities Management and Dining Service Contracts Separate

Contract directly with your foodservice provider to ensure strategic alignment and top performance.   Corporations that secure Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) contracts with Corporate Real Estate (CRE) services firms are seeking efficiency and streamlined management for a complex suite of services. But when corporate cafeteria and catering services are bundled along with core real estate

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The Time Is Now to Ask Your Foodservice Provider to Subtract Added Sugar

There’s no more “sugar coating it” – the May 2016 debut of the revised Nutrition Facts food label is shining a spotlight on sugars added during food processing to increase sweetness, enhance flavor and increase product shelf-life.  Unlike naturally occurring sugar such as lactose and fructose, added sugars absorb rapidly in the body and tend

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How to Battle Soda Fountain Syndrome and Encourage Healthier Beverage Choices

Old habits are hard to break and Americans’ addiction to soda is deeply ingrained. Foodservice companies can take a leading role in changing behaviors by providing healthy choices in commercialized environments, such as corporate and hospital dining facilities. The good news is that thoughtful changes in beverage offerings can yield positive results in employee health

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Is Your Foodservice Customer Satisfaction Impacted By These Common Mistakes?

Merchandising Strategies That Make a Difference. Most employers today know that offering healthy, fresh food from an on-premise café can benefit both employee satisfaction and company performance. But often café managers are not taught about effective merchandising strategies that can boost sales and customer satisfaction. Here are several common mistakes, along with quick fix suggestions

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Three Tips to Encourage Healthier Workplace Eating Habits

Nutrition Behavior Modification Supports Employee Wellness Cigarette smoking in offices, driving without wearing a seatbelt, biking without a helmet… In the 1980s, these were all viewed as regular everyday behaviors. Today we recognize that all are dangerous health hazards and we’ve modified behavior as a society. In 2016, we know that half of American adults

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2015 Dietary Guidelines: Three Simple Steps to a Healthier Workplace

The federal government recently released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines which influence nutrition recommendations for home, school, work and local communities. Two notable changes were the recommendations to limit added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day and to limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day. According to the report, 90%

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