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The Basics of DEIA Training

If you’ve never implemented any sort of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) training in your workplace you might have questions about what DEIA training looks like and why it’s important. Read on for a brief overview of DEIA initiatives in the workplace and how they can benefit your work environment.

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Ingredients for Health: Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used all around the word for thousands of years, so we’ve had a long time—and a lot of different cultures—to contribute to the list of possibilities. Let’s dive into how to use this familiar spice, plus how eating it can benefit your health.

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How to Honeydew

Honeydew melon is often seen as the filler ingredient of every fruit salad. But according to a recent article in USA Today, honeydew is establishing itself as a nutritious fruit worth including in your average diet. 

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Everyone Loves a Friendly Competition

Reminiscent of many of our favorite cooking competition TV shows, Director of Dining Services Nizam Saad, of Norwich Public Schools came up with the idea for the Discovery Kitchen Cook-off—a cooking competition among four teams of two middle school students to see who could create the best dish.

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What Influences Food and Beverage Decisions

The International Food Information Council recently released their 2024 Food & Health Survey, covering a wide range of topics, from perceptions about food safety and what makes food “healthy” to the impact of social media on food and nutrition and what factors are most important in driving purchases.

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New School Year, New Vibe

The start of a new school year is always exciting, but with some creativity and planning, you can always turn it up a notch with some fresh ideas! Bring the back-to-school party into the cafeteria, reconnect with your students after break and set the tone for a great year ahead. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Ingredients for Health: Garlic

Garlic sits at the top of the list of cooking staples for good reason—It’s undeniably one of the most versatile ingredients, found in almost every cuisine around the world. Now, let’s dive into why.

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Heath Motivated, AI Generated

An ongoing study, conducted at 14 clinics nationwide is set to potentially revolutionize the way doctors prescribe suggested diets for their patients—with a bit of help from artificial intelligence.

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Understanding Intersectionality

Views on DEIA are continuously evolving, and while “intersectionality” is a newcomer to the discussion, it has become a focal point of both positive and negative discourse, signaling significant, and sometimes fluctuating, shifts in the conversation.

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Leap Into School Lunch

Many school cafeterias took advantage of 2024’s once-in-every-four-years leap day as an opportunity for creative activities and menus. Among the most unique was Trimble County (Ky.) Schools, which featured frog legs on the menu!

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