Healthier Food Options Now Available at Federal Aviation Administration
March 12, 2012
Sodexo’s leadership in wellness and sustainability support GSA’s vision of making measurable improvements to government foodservice operations
GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 12, 2012 — Bringing federal workers more healthy food choices at work, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a 7-year contract to operate the food services at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D.C. to Maryland-based Sodexo Inc., world leader in Quality of Daily Life solutions. Sodexo began operations at two cafés in January for the 5,000+ federal employees in the FAA’s Independence Avenue, SW headquarters.
Sodexo successfully engages customers to make informed decisions about their food choices by offering healthy menu options that take into consideration factors such as consumer behavior, work schedules, market trends and geography. Updated choices at the FAA include:
- UFood Grill: grilled and steamed and never fried, UFood Grill prepares healthy burgers, un-fries, wraps, salads, paninis and smoothies. The wide variety of menu items include vegetarian, reduced sodium and fat, gluten-free, low-calorie and low-carb options.
- Global Roots: authentic, unique flavors including pan-Asian, Latin, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine at a display cooking station that leverages Sodexo’s Your Health, Your Way® menu items.
- ZeBi Zest Bakery: nutritional meals from sustainable sources, featuring flatbread sandwiches, soups, fresh baked goods, Aspretto coffee and Numi teas.
AFC Sushi: prepared fresh daily with quality ingredients, AFC sushi is conveniently packaged for customers on a tight schedule and features specialty items such as Edamame salad.
“I am excited to partner with the Sodexo team to enhance the dining experience and to maximize the healthy offering in our federal facilities.” said Sam Ayoub, branch chief - concessions and retail tenant services at the GSA National Capital Region. “Sodexo is providing a cafeteria with modern, updated choices for the staff and visitors of the FAA.”
In addition to supporting wellness and nutrition at the FAA, Sodexo is helping reduce the waste stream from the facility, furthering the objectives of both GSA and Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan. By providing a Somat waste pulping and dehydrator system at the FAA facility, Sodexo will reduce landfill waste by an estimated 5 tons in the first year alone.
Sodexo in North America
Sodexo Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government and Remote Site segments, and Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.