This week, we worked on implementing our solution. We created fliers that we posted around the campus to educate people on healthy eating, and also displayed them on top of the salad bar in the Pavilion. Since the Pavilion has many healthy options for lunch, but lacks a variety of healthy breakfast foods, Khan agreed to feature avocado toast on the breakfast menu on Wednesday. The avocado toast was a success, and 35 servings were sold. If we had the time to publicize the avocado toast ahead of time, it could have done even better. In addition, to increase access to hot lunch specials, Khan graciously agreed to prepare ready-to-go bowls for those wanting an express option for one day next week. Besides working on our solution, we worked on our poster, which has come out really well.
In our interview with Khan, we discovered that the vast majority of the food in the Pavilion is made fresh and not processed. However, there are also a variety of less healthy packaged snacks and drinks. We will try to keep our educational flier available in the Pavilion to assist the Windward community in making healthy choices. To help as many people as possible, we have also posted the flier on our blog and shared it with Dr. Hashmi in case he might find it useful in his work. Finally, we will follow up with Khan to see if the ready-to-go hot lunch specials may become a more permanent feature, and if there are other opportunities in the future for the Pavilion to offer heart-healthy options for breakfast such as avocado toast.