The holidays are the perfect time to practice (or start to practice) mindful eating. It is often easier to mindfully eat foods that we deem special or indulgent than it is our everyday food choices. So, Thanksgiving is a perfect day to allow yourself to enjoy ALL of your favorites while embracing the mindful approach to eating.
Every year, Parkhurst gathers up all of its managers for a day to share ideas, successes, opportunities, goals, and more. This year’s theme was “connecting” – to our purpose, to our guests, to innovation, and to one another!
Earlier this month, Parkhurst Dietitian Alicia Koloski teamed up with onsite Marketing Manager Lindsay Winn at Loyola University Maryland to offer healthful, seasonal samples and accompanying recipe cards to students. This was all part of Loyola Dining’s #WellnessWednesday, an initiative spearheaded by Winn, and part of LUM’s broader Healthy Hound program.
For several years, Parkhurst at Lycoming College has maintained a partnership with the American Rescue Workers (ARW) where unused and perishable food from the dining services operation is donated to the organization at the end of each semester. In the fall of 2013, Michael Kane, a recent Lycoming College graduate and the men’s program director for ARW,…
FoodU is a tool that allows users to have all of their school or company’s dining information at their fingertips. After downloading the app, the user then selects their location and fills out their profile, which includes their name, allergies and dining preferences, and other information – like if they’re a resident or commuter student, part-time or full-time employee, and so on.
About a year and a half ago, Parkhurst Dining rolled out the Pop-Up program. This program is designed to “break the mold” by surprising, delighting, and engaging guests with something unique, different, and exciting. Sometimes that means selling BBQ chicken sundaes in the middle of campus for no apparent reason!