What are Food for Thought items?
• Fruits, vegetables, and snacks that are known for increasing blood flow, cognitive memory, and alertness – also known as a healthy afternoon boost and a meeting planner’s dream.
How is Food for Thought done?
• By sourcing the best products from local vendors, conference centers can ensure they’re receiving foods with the most nutritional value.
• Once you receive the product, it’s about how you treat the product, if you’re taking care of it, and how you’re storing it.
• If the item requires further preparation, cooking for shorter periods of time allows the vegetable or fruit to maintain the most nutrients possible.
What results do guests see?
• Prior to the program, guests felt afternoon fatigue and sleepy during their meetings. Now with food for thought, guests maintain a mid to high energy level based on the lunch meals and break station snack options.
To learn more about food for thought, The National Conference Center’s Executive Chef Craig Mason shares food for thought tips, recipes, and more on the Conference Center Blog.
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