food culture
Health & Wellbeing
Holiday Food Traditions from Around the World
Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN
Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN
Community Wellness Dietitian Sodexo at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

The United States is known for being the world’s melting pot, where diverse cultures and religions from all over the world live together. The authentic ingredients and spices I share below are ones that various cultures cook with during the holiday season. (more…)

Executive Commentary
Student Success? Start with the Stomach
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

A few years ago, my wife and I sent our oldest abroad to high school. We were all equally nervous. This was a boy for whom we had cared, worried over and fed for 18 years. Yet, suddenly, he was supposed to do it all himself? (more…)

Universities
Hungry for More: Generation Z’s Impact on the Food Industry
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

As a provider of dining options for colleges and universities around the world, it’s our job to monitor what consumer trends are saying about college dining and, more importantly, what students want to eat. It’s evident that Generation Z, the generational cohort younger than millennials, is changing the workplace but many don’t realize that they are also taking the culinary industry by storm — challenging the food preferences of baby boomers and leaning toward a fresher, less-processed food movement. (more…)