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Link: Santa Rosa County School District

"There's an integral link between nutrition, health, and learning...every day children go undernourished is a wasted day in their lives and in ours." -Shirley R. Watkins, USDA

"Good nutrition is a critical, but often overlooked factor in academic achievement...it helps your people grow, develop and do well in school." -Gerald Tirozzi, US Department of Education

The leaders of Santa Rosa School District are committed to improving the health and well-being of our children by serving healthy school meals and helping our children learn about healthy food choices. On their behalf, we have enrolled each school in our district in the Team Nutrition Program. Each school agrees to:

  • Support USDA's Team Nutrition mission and principles.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Designate a Team Nutrition School Leader.
  • Distribute Team Nutrition materials to teachers, students and parents.
  • Involve teachers, students, parents, food service personnel and the community in interactive and entertaining nutrition education activities.
  • Participate in the National School Lunch Program.
  • Demonstrate a well-run Child Nutrition Program.
  • Share successful strategies and programs with other schools.
  • Each principal has designated a Team Nutrition School Leader for their school.
  • Link: Be Smart, Eat Smart, Live SmartHaving a contact person at each school site completes an agreement with the USDA for receiving nutrition education materials. In the coming months and next school year, more emphasis will be placed on nutrition education.

 

Social Responsibility

Sodexo is committed to improving the quality of daily life for people, whenever and wherever they come together. To that end, Sodexo was one of the first contract food service companies to partner with Food Alliance. This non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture by recognizing and rewarding farmers who produce food in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways. Together, Sodexho and Food Alliance take responsibility for educating our customers and others in the food system about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.

Every day, we make choices in the food we buy and the food we eat. This directly impacts our lives- not just what we eat, but the water we drink, the air we breathe and the health of our communities. Our Food Alliance guiding principles are:

  • Protecting and conserving water resources
  • Protecting and enhancing soil resources
  • Conserving and recycling nutrients
  • Reducing the environmental and health impacts of pesticides by practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Conserving and enhancing wildlife habitat
  • Providing safe and fair working conditions for our employees and our families
  • Producing Food Alliance certified crops without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO's)
  • Provide healthy and humane care for livestock
  • Food Alliance LogoContinually improving farming/ranching practices

Sodexo is committed to social responsibility, especially those surrounding our food supply. Everyday we make food choices. And, whenever possible, we will select foods that meet or exceed the standards set forth with the Food Alliance. So, be sure to look for the Food Alliance seal. It's better for you; better for the environment and better for our farmers. Please help us to improve the quality of daily life for the communities we serve. [ more ] [ brochure ] [ press release ]

STOP Hunger: Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has been committed to being a driving and creative force that contributes to a hunger-free nation. In order to eliminate hunger that affects 36 million people in the U.S., we must fight its root causes... [ more ]

   
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Manufacturing Partners: Sodexo has been an active member of industry coalitions which encourage legislators, manufacturers and consumers to jointly develop rational, not reactionary, strategies to today's environmental needs... [ more ]
   
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Sodexo's Environmental Action Program is complex and multifaceted, offering solid information and tools to make our customers, clients, employees, and society at large aware of environmental problems and how they can help. [ more ]

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