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35% of all full-time employees say that, if given the choice, they’d keep working remotely as much as possible compared with 17% would opt to go back to the office.

5 things: Gallup poll finds over a third of full-timers want to continue remote work

This and an Illinois state bill that would let unused school food be sent home with underprivileged students are some of the stories you may have missed recently.

In this edition of 5 Things, Food Management highlights five things you may have missed recently about developments affecting onsite dining.

Here’s your list for today:

  1. Gallup poll: 35% of full-time workers want remote work “as much as possible”

In a Gallup survey of 7,272 adults during the six-month period from October 2020 to April 2021, an average 52% of all workers did either all or part of their job at home, including 72% of those in white-collar occupations and 14% in blue-collar occupations. Furthermore, 35% of all full-time employees say that, if given the choice, they’d keep working remotely as much as possible compared with 17% would opt to go back to the office.

Read more: Gallup: Half of US Employees Work From Home, Many Want to Stay Remote

  1. Illinois considers allowing unused school food to be sent home with students

A bill that would allow unused food from school cafeterias to be sent home with students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the provisions of the National School Lunch Program passed out of committee in the Illinois state legislature after passing unanimously out of the senate.

Read more: Lawmaker wants schools to send unused food home with students

  1. UnitedHealthcare to offer meals to discharged hospital and skilled nursing patients

UnitedHealthcare has launching a program called UnitedHealthcare Healthy at Home for Group Retiree Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to help them transition back home after discharge from a hospital or skilled nursing facility by providing health benefits such as meal delivery, transportation and in-home personal care services. The post-discharge meal service will provide up to 28 meals (two meals per day for two weeks) following all inpatient or skilled nursing facility discharges for retirees when referred by a UnitedHealthcare health plan advocate.

Read more: Payer Launches Discharge Program To Lower MA Hospital Readmissions

  1. Campus adds 300-seat Chick-fil-A to library

Cedarville University in Ohio recently completed a 15,000-sqaure-foot campus dining addition to its Centennial Library that includes a 300-seat Chick-fil-A unit. The project completed last fall at a cost of $7 million.

Read more: Cedarville University's new dining facility includes a 300-seat Chick-fil-A

  1. Firm designs portable lunchroom/washroom for remote locations

A Canadian firm, B & D Manufacturing, is marketing a Lunchroom/Lavatory on Wheels to serve as meal and bathroom break facilities for remote locations such as mines. Resembling a small stainless-steel rail car, the portable units feature stainless steel lunch tables and washing stations and are air-conditioned and wi-fi ready.

Read more: Sudbury business creates portable underground lunchroom/lavatory

Bonus: 7 veggie-forward ways to stir fry through the summer

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