Kellyville Schools Food Services
Food and nutrition services at Kellyville Schools is handled by Sodexho. At Sodexho student well being is the top priority. Sodexo 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.
"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. 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." said former President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, who co-leads the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
As a result of the agreement, Sodexo will only offer age appropriate portion sizes that limit total calories. The company will also only supply snacks that have no more than 35 percent of their calories from total fat and 10 percent of calories from saturated fat. The approved snacks will contain nomore than 35 percent sugar by weight and can have no more than 230 milligrams of sodium, nor can they contain trans fats.
Sodexo will continue to offer a wide variety of healthy snacks and drinks including: baked chips, 100-Calorie snack packs, low-fat yogurt, mini rice cakes, bottled water, and 100% fruit juice.
"This agreement builds on Sodexo's ongoing commitment to student well-being," said Lorna Donatone, President of Sodexo School Services. "The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Guidelines fit perfectly alongside our efforts in nutrition education, locally sourced produce and instilling a lifelong appreciation for good nutrition."