GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 850 students at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy have at least 10 healthy entrees to choose from each day at several different a la carte areas including grill, deli, pizza, and culinary-creation stations thanks to student nutrition provider Sodexo. In the past, the school's Pontiac campus for middle and high school students, offered only one main lunch entree daily.
The company used its culinary expertise to unveil a revamped student dining program in a vibrant dining space featuring an expanded healthier menu.
"I'm proud that our culinary program is reshaping the perception of school lunch," said Erika Radwan, general manager for Sodexo. "Our team of chefs is delivering creative, healthy options that students love."
Along with offering more delicious and high-quality dining choices, Sodexo's new program focuses on healthier choices such as serving healthier baked alternatives instead of fried foods. In addition, Sodexo offers an extensive daily salad bar with a large selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and its deli station offers whole grain bread and spinach and tomato-pesto wraps.
"We asked Sodexo to accomplish three things with the dining program – add more variety, improve the quality of the food and make healthier options available more frequently," said Rev. Leon Olszamowski, president, Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy. "They met our needs and we are all working hard to provide the best nutrition for our students."
Sodexo is observing National School Lunch Week, Oct. 11 to 15 by highlighting innovative programs in the 480 school districts and 150 private schools it serves. Sodexo is committed to take measurable sustainable actions that ensure a brighter future in the areas of health and wellness, environmental stewardship and community development. Sodexo School Services focuses on nutrition, achievement, environment, community and activity to promote student well-being.
Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $13 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.
Key Figures (as of August 31, 2009)
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Sodexo in North America
14.7 billion euro consolidated revenue
50 million consumers served daily
22nd largest employer worldwide
7.7 billion dollars revenue
10 million consumers served daily
700 facilities management sites
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