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Date:7/15/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As students return to school for the start of a new year, childhood obesity remains an issue that school nutrition leader Sodexo is taking steps to tackle.

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Sodexo, a leading food and facilities management services company, today is the first food service provider to sign on to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's School Beverage and Competitive Food Guidelines. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, seeks to significantly reduce childhood obesity in the United States by 2015.

"Signing agreements with industry leaders is a critical piece of our plan to combat childhood obesity, a problem that affects one in three kids and teens in the U.S.," said former President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, who co-leads the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. "If we are going to create a healthier environment for today's youth, we need industry leaders like Sodexo to make commitments to provide access to healthier food options at school. In addition to our agreements with more than 35 companies in the food and beverage industries, we are pleased to welcome Sodexo as the first food service management company to sign the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Competitive Food and School Beverage Guidelines."

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