FTD – Day 5 – Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that help maintain a healthy balance in your body! They support cell function, create vitamins & help your body digest. Find them in these foods: Yogurt Fermented Foods - pickles, kefir & kimchi Some Cheeses - gouda, mozzarella,...

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FTD – Day 1 – Water

FTD – Day 1 – Water

Arguably the most important ‘ingredient’ of the week...water. Water regulates our body temperature, keeps our joints lubricated, helps deliver nutrients to our cells & helps prevent infections. So, drink up! Source: Cate Smith, MG Corporate Chef

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Be Like the Sun

Be Like the Sun

To say we could all use a pep talk, or pick-me-up is a monumental understatement. The truth is, that might work if the challenge was short and familiar, but attempts at it feel phony when you're dealing with a global pandemic, millions out of work, people losing loved...

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When Fabulous is Fleeting

When Fabulous is Fleeting

The Super Bowl came and went a few days ago. As a football viewer, I'll say it was a decent game. Close until the very end, swings in leads, eye-popping half-time show, better than usual commercial content, etc. San Francisco had a great season. Jimmy Garoppolo could...

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Incremental Excellence

Incremental Excellence

So good, nobody notices. When I saw this article title, the voice in my head said: "stop the bus." Not because I disagreed. But because I felt like it was reading my mind or eavesdropping on recent conversations. I've had the chance to get out and see some other...

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Too Late?

Too Late?

Some people love fall. Some struggle with it (I know I do). Days are shorter, colors are fading... and, eventually, the landscape will turn to gray. Yes, Mother Nature enters hibernation mode from the bugs to the grass. But work keeps going... and now... without as...

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Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Nobody said it was going to be easy... to get through school, to find that first job, to finish that race, to deal with disappointment, to lose a loved one. It is anything but easy. And, yet, as we experience (or maybe better put, survive) these life events, we are...

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Incremental Excellence

Incremental Excellence

So good, nobody notices. When I saw this article title, the voice in my head said: "stop the bus." Not because I disagreed. But because I felt like it was reading my mind or eavesdropping on recent conversations. I've had the chance to get out and see some other...

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Too Late?

Too Late?

Some people love fall. Some struggle with it (I know I do). Days are shorter, colors are fading... and, eventually, the landscape will turn to gray. Yes, Mother Nature enters hibernation mode from the bugs to the grass. But work keeps going... and now... without as...

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Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Nobody said it was going to be easy... to get through school, to find that first job, to finish that race, to deal with disappointment, to lose a loved one. It is anything but easy. And, yet, as we experience (or maybe better put, survive) these life events, we are...

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Make Room for Fun

Make Room for Fun

Who doesn't love to hear a guest say, "that was a perfect meal"? But, how many times have you heard that from one guest, only to have another say "that meal was meh." This happens all the time because food is personal. Some like spicy, some not so much. Some like...

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The Persistence of Diet Culture

The Persistence of Diet Culture

As I gear myself to head “back to school” with the local college students, I am reminded of the importance of my work, which includes counseling for students with nutritional issues. A great majority of my clients are students who battle with body image struggles, the...

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Hedgehogs and Such

Hedgehogs and Such

I'm a big fan of The 5 Chairs (and Louise Evans). The second chair is self-doubt (the hedgehog), and so this article caught my eye:  what to do when you doubt yourself as a leader.  As leaders, we’re all human and we all suffer from self-doubt from time to time. It’s...

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Testimonials

The food is just incredible! I really mean it…I hope you know that I am not just saying this. It’s so colorful, fresh, and delicious…so special every day!”

Faculty Member 
Faculty Member

Just a note to say thank you for all of the delicious food you and your staff serve each day. I never knew kale could taste so good!

Administrator 
Administrator

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding people. I brag about MG to my peers at other schools, and even to my friends and family!

Administrator 
Administrator

Thank you so much for all the gluten-free options this year! All of your staff have been so helpful. They make a point to come up to me at meals and let me know what options you have for that meal. Salads are great, but sometimes a warm meal is just what you need!

Faculty Member 
Faculty Member

Thanks for all of the good work you and your team did to ensure that last night’s welcome gathering for new faculty went off without a hitch. I’m so grateful for Team MG working so hard to make sure things are done the right way.

Head of School 
Head of School

It’s an understatement to say we were surprised by the excellent quality of the food. We could not recall having a better tuna dish, even at the four-star resturants we frequent in Raleigh. Duke Integrative is a special place.

Guest 
Guest

Many times I find a favorite thing out of the many items served during lunch, and although the featured spinach and fruit salad was visually stunning; the SHOUT OUT winner of the day hands down was the very delicious unassuming Vegetarian Pinto Beans!!! The onions were glistening and the peppers served as a complimentary color to the two different shades of beans…I have one regret and that is I didn’t think to take a picture!

Administrator 
Administrator

Thank you for making pimento cheese today! It not only is divine, but also hit the spot. I now regret wasting 62.5 years of life on this planet in which I did not eat this heavenly mix. As I explore different recipes in my home kitchen I will try my best to live up to the standard demonstrated by what I had today.

Faculty Member 
Faculty Member

Everything was wonderful…as usual! The food was scrumptious…and the weather was gorgeous!

Conference Client 
Conference Client

I would not change a thing! Your staff was not only professional, but warm and caring. They truly set the tone for a memorable night. The food was delicious…our family and friends left with hearts and bellies full!

Catering Client 
Catering Client

I just wanted to thank you so much for all the delicious food at Duke. Your food was such a happy and positive experience and it made the days there so much more enjoyable to eat healthy, but tasty, great food.

Client 
Client

Thanks for the delicious soup and the new harvest salad – and thanks for removing half the calories out of the Farm Basket brownie…haha.

Resident 
Resident

THANK YOU for your help today with the open house! Our visiting families raved about the personalized environment. We had a student tell us that Guilford went from his 3rd to 1st choice!

Administrator 
Administrator

Thank you for all of your hard work on the meals and breaks for the Alumnae Board. The food was outstanding; everyone raved about each meal. Favorites included the grits on Saturday morning and the butternut squash soup on Sunday. YUM!!!

Administrator 
Administrator

The amazing characteristic is that, on a day by day basis, you give us nutritious, varied, interesting, delicious food…not just something special for company. Please know how much you are appreciated and loved by this community.

Conference Administrator 
Conference Administrator