Transforming the Marketplace

Sodexo

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Implement a healthy dining program in 95 percent of food service accounts; provide at least 30 percent healthier options in 45 percent of vending accounts; implement a smarter lunchroom program in 90 percent of K-12 accounts; serve an additional 17 million free breakfast meals in schools in its primary and secondary school accounts; implement a healthier children’s meal – default fruit or vegetable side and default water or low-fat milk beverage – in 40 percent of food service accounts at cultural destinations; and implement the PHA Hospital Healthier Food Initiative in 20 percent of accounts.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      By August 31, 2016, maintain at least twenty-five percent (25%) of Sodexo operated vending machines with at least thirty percent (30%) healthier choices.
    • Progress To Date

      In August 2016, Sodexo reported that 2,255 (48%) of its 4,671 snack and cold beverage vending machines had at least 30% healthier offerings. A random sample of 25 of these machines confirmed that all 25 machines contained at least 30% healthier offerings.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2016
    • Reporting Date

      September 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a minimum of nine (9) Smarter Lunchroom Tactics in ninety percent (90%) primary and secondary school accounts.
    • Progress To Date

      One hundred percent of the 3,523 elementary, middle and high school accounts operated by Sodexo were implementing a minimum of 9 Smarter Lunchroom Tactics. All elementary and high school accounts were meeting at least 14 of 18 tactics and all middle school accounts were meeting at least 15 of 18 tactics, thus exceeding this commitment element. Fifty-seven percent of all schools were meeting all 18 Smarter Lunchroom Tactics.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2016
    • Reporting Date

      September 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Serve an additional seventeen (17) million free breakfast meals in primary and secondary school accounts.
    • Progress To Date

      Two years ahead of schedule, Sodexo has met its commitment to serve an additional 17 million free breakfast meals to students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2018
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018

Partner Statement

“Sodexo was honored to be recognized as PHA’s first Partner of the Year in 2016. With 12,500 client sites throughout the U.S. we can support healthy lifestyles for children and the many role models who shape their behavior. We believe these changes will also improve performance for clients by improving the health and well-being of employees and their families, enhancing their reputation in the marketplace, and strengthening the communities where they operate.

"This year we strengthened our overall commitment to provide and encourage healthy lifestyle choices with our Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments. Our work with the Partnership for a Healthier America supports this goal with initiatives in schools, workplaces, universities, vending environments, and cultural destinations.

"As of 2016 we have exceeded four of these commitments. We brought healthier sides and beverages to children’s meals at cultural destinations across the United States, some serving more than a million visitors per year. We increased access to free breakfast and made healthier choices more visible and appealing with smarter lunchroom tactics. Individuals now have greater options for healthy snacking at thousands of vending machines at our client sites.”