Health & Wellbeing
Cutting back on sugar: Healthy ways to curb America’s mouth-watering obsession
Beth Winthrop
Beth Winthrop
Senior Manager, Health & Wellness
Senior Registered Dietitian,
Sodexo Universities

It’s Valentine’s Day – a day that’s synonymous with love and chocolates. Universally, people love sugar. It is a main ingredient in Valentine chocolates, candies as well as other comfort foods. With this in mind, sugar overindulgence might seem inevitable. Multiple studies show that eating too much sugar is directly correlated to obesity, which can lead to health problems. When it comes to sugar, moderation is key. Reducing the amount you eat is healthy, but that doesn’t mean you have to cut it out completely. (more…)

Government Health & Wellbeing
Improving the Quality of Life for our Country’s Brave Troops
Chef Robert Irvine
Chef Robert Irvine

Fit or fat?  According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about 70 percent of adults in America are overweight or obese.  And based on a recent report, our active duty U.S. military personnel are not immune to the nation’s obesity epidemic.  New data disclosed by the Pentagon shows 7.8 percent of the total military force is now classified as overweight or obese, defined by a body mass index, or BMI, greater than 25. (more…)

Community Engagement
Hidden Hunger and What Young Leaders are Doing to Help
Shondra Jenkins
Shondra Jenkins
Executive Director,
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Actively engaging young people in their community can result in positive and meaningful social change. Learn more about how to engage young people by reading Six Steps to Engage Millennials in Social Change and utilizing the complimentary Youth Engagement Toolkit. (more…)