Healthwise is Sodexo's nutrition, wellbeing a philosophy. It is our commitment to promoting healthy living amongst our employees, clients and consumers. It guides our dieticians, development chefs, catering managers and food buyers to achieve healthier outcomes.
The latest Health Survey for England (HSE) data shows that nearly 1 in 4 adults, and over 1 in 10 children aged 2-10, are obese. In a typical day, Sodexo feeds more than 1 of the UK population at offices, factories, schools, hospitals and barracks. The Group takes its responsibility for consumers very seriously.
Partnering with the UK government
Sodexo supports the government's "Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives" strategy, the Food for Life program and has also fully implemented the nutritional standards laid down by the UK School Food Trust across all the schools we serves. Sodexo has also actively supported the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to develop buying standards for food services, focusing on sustainably produced food, nutrition, natural resource efficiency, etc.
Awareness campaigns for Sodexo employees, clients and consumers
Campaigns on healthier food are launched on a regular basis – latest in date is a campaign presented by Matt Dawson, England rugby player and Healthwise champion, across all our sites. In 2010, more than 100 Sodexo employees were offered a free health check.
In January 2010, Sodexo Ireland launched an awareness raising campaign using mobile technology. Consumers could enter a competition to win a luxury week-end by answering a health-related quiz.
The Group is preparing to meet new European legislation on gluten labelling ahead of domestic legislation due to come into force in 2012.