Sodexo Supports Military Families Through Teddy’s Child Watch Program Sponsorship

April 28, 2016


Sodexo Supports Military Families Through Teddy’s Child Watch Program Sponsorship

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 28, 2016 — Keeping an eye on small children bent on exploring examining rooms loaded with tantalizing no-nos is a challenge for parents who need to focus on their own health issues during medical appointments. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, saw an opportunity to improve service members’ and their families’ experience by sponsoring the Armed Services YMCA’s Teddy’s Child Watch program.

Teddy’s Child Watch provides child-friendly hospital waiting rooms at Blanchfield Community Hospital at Ft. Campbell, Ky., and at the Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Each room is built for kids and staffed by trained adults, many of whom are volunteers. Now, military members and their spouses being treated at these facilities can focus on their own well-being while taking advantage of low or no-cost child watch thanks to Sodexo's support.

“As we celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child, Sodexo remains focused on how our service members’ health and well-being affects their ability to care for their families and fulfill their many responsibilities. By sponsoring safe, high-quality child watch during medical visits, they can take care of themselves, their children and their mission,” said David Scanlan, CEO, Government, Sodexo North America.

“We are excited about Sodexo’s sponsorship of the Teddy’s Child Watch program at Ft. Campbell and Camp Pendleton,” said William French, President | CEO, Armed Services YMCA. “Because of Sodexo, families at those locations will be better able to attend medical appointments and focus on their own health needs.”

The company provides food services at eight Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Medical Treatment Facilities as well as maintenance at Naval Medical Center San Diego. As the No. 1 food and facilities service provider to the United States Government and its agencies at locations around the world, Sodexo is proud to serve the U.S. Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Navy Facility Operations, Defense Commissaries and Federal Civilian Agencies as well as Guam’s Public Schools. Through its understanding of each agency and military branch's culture and environment, the company provides all staff, employees and tenants with a better Quality of Life. The Teddy’s Child Watch program reflects this commitment to our military members and their families.

Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The global Fortune 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.

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About Armed Services YMCA
Each year, the Armed Services YMCA serves more than half a million junior enlisted active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and their family members from 200 locations in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a non-profit with a mission: Make Military Life Easier. To learn more about the Armed Services YMCA visit, on Facebook, and follow on Twitter.

Enrico Dinges
Sodexo Inc.

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