How do you define healthy to you? For your foodservice?

Tips for you to help your customer.
Give Choices- number and variety
Small changes in recipes
Tracking popularity mix of items
Offer More offerings. Customized experiences
Portion sizes smaller.
Food Presentation. We eat with our eyes
Vending machines. Put less healthy items in lower positioning but still give choice
Customization. Give people a choice, offer options. Rg beef hamburgers, quinoina burger, hummus burger, chicken burger
Help make Incremental changes via education, choice.
Customization. Give people a choice, offer options. Rg beef hamburgers, quinoina burger, hummus burger, chicken burger

Fresh is the new healthy.Fresh and healthy

No such thing as unhealthy foods. I read an article and the author ordered a salad. Colleagues ate with him asked, are you eating healthy today? No he said I’m eating hungry today. Hunger dictates choices.

Don’t get overly excited about healthy options
Milk, oj all good does that make it healthy for you?

Make great tasting foods without trying to fool people
Unhealthy eating habits, not unhealthy food

Maintain a healthy body weight,Moderation eat less do more.Less is more is my mantra.

Manufacturers should work to help you make safe delicious inexpensive food.Minimize food processing of added salt will help the chefs to add their layering seasoning without all the extra salt. Collaboration starts at the manufacturing level and continues to the chef.

Food eaten in moderation is good for your mind and body





payitforwardThe pay it forward” philosophy is a way to build relationships and do well for others without the expectancy of a gain for themselves in return. I believe it is possible to find a way to affect others in a positive way regardless of what your title is within an organization. I find that we are all have a passion toward making a difference in the lives of others.

People typically say that paying it forward can boost business. That may be true but the reasoning for doing it should be altruistic or it never comes across authentic. Another way to think about this concept in business is that it is like the cross-pollinating of ideas, thoughts, and building formal and informal connections. The more we apply this concept in our everyday lives, the easier it will transcend into our work and volunteer efforts.

Individually opportunities via social or informal networking opportunities give you an opportunity to engage with colleagues, peers, customers and prospects. You can interact by listening, getting their opinions, and forming a more intimate relationship with them than you might otherwise be able to at a more formal meeting. Paying it forward is an essential element of being an outstanding listen and sharer of information and ideas. It benefits all parties involved from which rewards will accrue. Invest in social media and it gives you the opportunity to engage with customers, and similar businesses on a more global scale. You can interact with customers from around the world, to listen, get their opinions, to form a more intimate relationship with them than you might otherwise be able to.

Paying it forward requires time, energy, passion and an authenticity about it. People typically say they do not have the time as their main reason to not participate. Simply by looking for ways to meet new and existing customers’ needs or by becoming a “friend” and trusted advisor — whatever the domain area, and without regard to whether their needs can be solved directly by your products or services — you increase the value that you deliver to your customer. They may then turn to you first with belief, loyalty, and hope that you will provide a suggestion or recommendation that meets their needs in the future.

The positive ripple effect of kindness acts is happening in many places around the world. Studies have shown that the effects of kindness not only make you feel good but also improve your mental and physical health, increases morale, builds credibility and trust, and builds effective work teams among your organization. The pay it forward attitude that our society is adapting more and more every day is really picking up momentum and becoming a big trend that will hopefully stick around for a long time. Bottom line – it is about doing what is right in professionally and personally.

What are you doing as an individual? Mentoring, guiding, connecting people, ideas, succession training, listening or?

Watch for my next blog for business ideas for paying it forward.




eye2sDo you have an employee that is a Debbie Downer or an eeyore? You know the type.  You ask them how they are, they state in a monotone, and drab voice, how could I be. So much work. So little time.

Are you frustrated? Looking to reach for pink slip as you think that will change the culture.  Not always the answer.

Transform your eeyore or Debbie downer into a corporate culture cheerleader.

Here are a few steps to help you change their work personal culture to a wow.  Maybe even getting someone to have a bounce in his or her step, work, and voice. The TIGGER attitude.

1.  Happiness is contagious and therefore a culture of kindness and happiness is contagious. Are you transmitting this feeling to others in your actions, in your verbal and non verbal communications.

2.  Pair people to work together. With collaboration, it can stimulate a change in someone’s attitude for better

3.  Show concern, compassion

4. Be focused on employees-mindful of their attitude change.

5. Ask questions and listen to the answers. Be in the moment. Engage

6. Feedback. Three positive statements for every negative one in order to feel safe. Feel the love.  Try tactic for improvement on their work abilities with kindness and reframe so they have a reference point that resonates with their background.

7. Engage in mindfulness training/coaching for your group-mediation, cleansing breathes, and more

It can pay off in reducing employee turnover later on, save labor $$ and help employees grow, and self discovery.

How have you changed  corporate culture killers in your organization? Share the story.