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Schools
5 Ways Schools Can Build Community Wealth
B.J. Mandelstam
B.J. Mandelstam
Vice President, Business Development for Schools EPA-trained Master of Indoor Air Quality Sodexo

How can your school become an anchor institution to help build wealth in your community? What does an anchor institution look like? An anchor institution helps build wealth by driving economic activity, local development and revitalization efforts for their communities. (more…)

Schools
Five Essentials to Enable Learning
Mike Grey
Mike Grey
VP, Operations, Schools North America

School support services can impact a student’s daily life and enable learning. For a student to access learning and realize their potential, important basic needs must be met.  If well-designed, a school’s infrastructure including its curb appeal, classroom design, building safety, dining programs, grounds and facility maintenance all work together to serve students. (more…)

Schools
Seamless School Openings Improve Community Perceptions
B.J. Mandelstam
B.J. Mandelstam
Vice President, Business Development for Schools EPA-trained Master of Indoor Air Quality Sodexo

When schools get it right on the first day of school, the entire community wins – students, parents, teachers, administrators, regulators and tax payers. No doubt, administrators aim to have the utopian opening: clean, safe classrooms filled with qualified and motivated teachers and students ready to learn; engaged parents ready to contribute; fully- funded budgets available to invest in resources. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Happy National Breakfast Month!
Steve Dunmore
Steve Dunmore
CEO, K-12 Schools
Sodexo North America

Every year the month of September is dedicated to celebrating the importance of eating breakfast as a part of a healthy balanced diet and active lifestyle.  The power of breakfast is often underestimated.  The food we choose affects our energy level, our ability to focus and our power to think clearly. This has been proven with students in the classroom and with athletes on the field—it stands to reason that it makes a difference in the workplace as well.

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Health & Wellbeing
How is a School like the Space Station?
Lorna Donatone
Lorna Donatone
CEO, Sodexo Schools Worldwide President, Sodexo North America

Food matters. The nutritional value and appeal of their food makes a difference to the scientists on the International Space Station. That point was made during a panel discussion “Is Food the Cure?” by Vickie Kloeris, Manager, International Space Station Food System, NASA Johnson Space Center. She was joined by Dr. Frédéric Saldmann, Cardiologist, Nutritionist and Writer, and Lawrence A. Soler, President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America. They were among the speakers that I was privileged to hear at Sodexo’s inaugural Quality of Life Conference.

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