May 2018
Schools
Is CEP the right choice for one or more of your schools? Deadline to elect is June 30 (state agencies may differ)
Roxanne Moore
Roxanne Moore
National Director of Wellness Brand Management Team Sodexo School Services, North America

Why CEP?

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a meal reimbursement option allowing individual schools or school districts with high student eligibility for free or reduced price meals to serve breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students at no charge, regardless of economic status. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
Is ‘Employee Experience’ the New Buzz Word?
Debra Dailey
Debra Dailey
Group Vice President, Quality of Life Experience

Today’s employees are becoming benefactors of the so-to-speak ‘Experience Economy,’ urging for a ‘consumer style’ experience. This means they now have an increased capacity to extend their power at the workplace, and it is not around a request for more ping pong tables. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Road Warrior: Ready Set Fuel!
Leslie Bonci
Leslie Bonci
Leslie Bonci is a nutrition consultant and sports dietitian for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Kansas City Chiefs, Toronto Blue Jays and Carnegie Mellon University. Bonci consults with Sodexo to create customized menu offers for Universities sports clients.

Athletes need to eat on the go- between classes, workouts, and competition but they also need to eat on the bus, or the road, at the venue, in the hotel as part of their travel season. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
Model Leadership: What Gen Z Looks for in a Leader
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Canada

“I’m not afraid of an army of lions led by sheep. I’m afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” It’s a quote about leadership that is famously attributed to Alexander the Great. The quote vividly describes a charismatic leader who empowers those who follow, while also inspiring in them courage. (more…)

Executive Commentary
Commencement for the Rest of Us
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East,
Sodexo North America

This week I had the privilege of speaking to graduates of Florida State University. (No, not as a sports commentator, but I had a great time acting like one.) As a commencement speaker. I’m an odd choice for a commencement speaker for many reasons, including that I don’t like to sit through commencement speeches.  (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
How to Lead a Healthier Life at Any Age
Melissa Kelly, MS, RD, LDN
Melissa Kelly, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutrition Manager at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA

At every stage of life, good nutrition plays an integral role in women’s health. It’s a common belief in some circles that a healthy diet is unaffordable or too difficult. Social norms and culture play a role too. (more…)

Universities
Creating Positive Student Experiences through an Innovative Housing Program at University of Greenwich — The Interview
Sodexo
Sodexo

Since 1996, Sodexo has provided housing services to more than 1,000 students living on two campuses at University of Greenwich on the outskirts of London. The program has been so successful that it became the model for our global Student Living offer, shaping the way we look at the student journey around the world.  (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Eat the Mediterranean Way: A Delicious Lifestyle Choice with Long-Term Health Benefits
Tina Reddington, RDN, LD
Tina Reddington, RDN, LD
Director of Marketing, Quality of Life Projects, Sodexo Government, North America

Two years ago, my husband and I took a vacation to Northern Italy and we very nearly didn’t come back. No, we weren’t in a life-threatening situation, quite the opposite – the food was too amazing to believe. (more…)

Executive Commentary
Uncommon Strength: Balancing Strategic Planning and Serendipity to Accelerate Change
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East,
Sodexo North America

The ability to accept change and its concomitant challenges and opportunities is an uncommon strength. University administrators develop complex strategic plans to grapple with economic, technological and demographic challenges and increasing competition as their students struggle with a multitude of changes and challenges. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
Sodexo Reveals the 2018 Trends Shaping the Future of the Workplace
Sodexo
Sodexo

Gaithersburg, MD, April 26, 2018 – Sodexo, world leader of quality of life services, today released its 2018 Global Workplace Trends report, featuring fresh insights to global workforce leaders and decision makers. The report highlights the most critical factors affecting the future of work and demonstrates how an improved workplace experience is key to increasing companies’ performance and leads ultimately to better employee engagement. (more…)