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  • NC State Takes Part in National Initiative to Make Campus Healthier
    November 16, 2014 (Raleigh, N.C.) — NC State University will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a commitment to improve campus health by formalizing guidelines around food, nutrition, physical activity and programming. Through the PHA’s new Healthier Campus Initiative, NC State units agree to implement or strengthen 23 wellness-related gui […]
  • NC State’s Yates Mill Bakery to Offer Online Ordering
    Yates Mill Bakery, located within Talley Market in Talley Student Union, has been providing NC State with sweet treats since fall 2013. To sweeten the deal, the bakery now offers an online ordering portal to make it easier for parents and loved ones to surprise their students with cakes and cupcakes made just for them.... […]
  • Technician: University Dining Works to Satisfy Vegetarian Students’ Needs
    Ryen Ormesher, Correspondent University Dining is currently working to promote vegetarian options for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian students on campus. According to Lisa Eberhart, dietitian of NC State, University Dining has worked in recent years to increase available vegetarian and vegan options around campus, particularly outside of the dining halls. […]
  • Talley Student Union Implements Post-Consumer Composting
    Talley Student Union will pilot two post-consumer composting stations this fall, making it the first building on the NC State campus to provide such a service. Students, faculty and staff dining in Talley will now have the option to place their leftovers and compostable items into a compost bin rather than a landfill bin. The... […]
  • FoodService Director of the Month: Randy Lait
    By Megan Warmouth Randy Lait has transformed dining at North Carolina State University by leading the development and construction of 16 new campus dining units. When you’ve been an employee at the same place for more than 30 years, you’re bound to see a lot of change. You leave an impact on the workplace when... […]
  • Foodservice Equipment & Supplies: College & University Innovators, NC State State-of-the-Art Retail Foodservice Shines in New Venues
    By Dana Tanyeri A quick look at some of the nation’s most innovative campus foodservice programs shows that any chasm of relevancy, quality or buzz-worthiness that traditionally separated college and university dining from commercial operations has now been filled in.  Across the country, schools large and small have effectively shifted the paradigm from ins […]
  • Foodie On Campus: Dietitians Making A Difference On Campus: NC State
    Written by  Stefani Pappas With over 34,000 students, North Carolina State University is the largest university in North Carolina. While NC State is known for its research and academic achievements, it also has a campus dining program that is the leader among other universities in helping college students maintain a healthy lifestyle. We talked with NC... […]
  • Executive catering chef for Rave! Catering receives University Award for Excellence
    As the lead chef for the Rave Catering production team, Turner frequently works long hours and is accustomed to extinguishing the occasional fire. Last spring, still tired from working 19 hours the previous day, Turner arrived home and witnessed 20-foot high flames coming from a neighbor’s chimney. Turner quickly went to the house and alerted... […]
  • Technician: University Dining goes green with rooftop garden
    Written by Coleen Kinen-Ferguson Head chefs of On the Oval, located on Centennial Campus, started a rooftop garden in late April that is quickly growing in size and sustainability. The chefs created the garden to provide fresh produce to the University Dining operation, and those involved use organic gardening techniques with an emphasis on sustainability... […]
  • NC State Named One of the Top 15 Healthiest Food Service Operations in the Country
    RALEIGH, N.C. (June 23, 2014 ) – North Carolina State University’s dining operation–University Dining–has been named to FoodService Director Magazine’s list of the fifteen healthiest food service operations in the country, based on its establishment of a healthy environment and nutritious food options for its guests and employees. FoodService Director Magazi […]

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