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Sodexo And Real Food Challenge Sign Food Chain Transparency Agreement

Determined to positively impact local communities and protect the environment, Sodexo and Real Food Challenge are fully committed to promoting and advancing a more sustainable and transparent food system. One of the ways that Sodexo meets its sustainability is through purchasing commitments toward sustainable seafood, cage free eggs, and through broader partnerships with organizations like Real Food Challenge. For its part, Real Food Challenge is campaigning to see more college presidents sign its Real Food Campus Commitment – a pledge to meet ambitious real food purchasing targets. Ten university leaders, including Macalester College, Oberlin College and University of Vermont, have recently signed on.

"We are happy to work with Sodexo to increase transparency and accountability in our food system," said Anim Steel, Executive Director of Real Food Challenge.  "Building a truly just and sustainable food system requires a real respect for the rights and needs of this younger generation and a real commitment to transparency all along the supply chain – from seed to plate.  Together, we can lead the food industry away from a model driven exclusively by profit, secrecy and the factory farm, and towards a one based on respect for human rights, the environment, and the health of our children for generations to come."

Visit Sodexo on Facebook and follow on Twitter @SodexoUSAVisit Real Food Challenge on Facebook and follow on Twitter @realfoodnow

Sodexo in North America Sodexo, Inc. ( www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Life Services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. 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 $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at blogs.sodexousa.com.

Real Food ChallengeReal Food Challenge ( www.realfoodchallenge.org) is a national student organization dedicated to building a just and sustainable food system.  The Real Food Challenge networks spans 300+ college and university campus across the United States. Since its founding in 2008, the campaign's primary goal has been to shift $1 billion in existing food spending by college and universities away from industrial agriculture and junk food and towards local, fair, ecologically sound, and humanely produced food – 'real food.'  To date, Real Food Challenge campaigns have won over $50 million in real food purchasing commitments from leading colleges and universities. More on the Real Food Calculator can be found at http://www.realfoodchallenge.org/calculator

SOURCE Sodexo, Inc.

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