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Alliance for a Healthier Generation Applauds Sodexo for Their Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity
Date:5/28/2009

committing to providing its schools with healthier foods and beverages that are compliant with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Guidelines, and I am glad that we will be working with them to really make a positive impact on the lives of those students and staff."

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation established the School Beverage and Competitive Food Guidelines in 2006. More than 35 leading companies in the snack food, dairy, and beverage industries have voluntarily agreed to adhere to the Guidelines and provide children with better access to healthier foods and beverages at school. Since the introduction of the Guidelines, there has been a significant reduction in the calories shipped to schools; beverage calories alone have decreased by 58 percent from 2004 to 2008.

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Sodexo's Lorna Donatone is available for interviews regarding this agreement. To make arrangements, please contact Greg Yost by phone at 301 987 4214 or by e-mail at gregory.yost (at) sodexo (dot) com.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Executive Director Ginny Ehrlich is available for interviews regarding this agreement. To make arrangements, please contact Doug Cavarocchi by phone at 646 775 9150 or e-mail at doug.cavarocchi (at) healthiergeneration (dot) org.

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Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation ('/>"/>

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