Sodexo at KWU Recognized for Health and Wellness

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Kansas Wesleyan students chat at a table in Shriwise Dining Hall
KWU dining services earned the Gold Standard under Sodexo’s Mindful Certification Program

Kansas Wesleyan University is proud that, for the second year, its dining services have received the Gold Standard under Sodexo’s Mindful Certification Program. The certification recognizes health and wellness initiatives at Sodexo-operated dining venues.

Mindful by Sodexo is an award-winning, holistic approach to health and wellness that guides students towards healthier choices and makes it easy to select nutritious options. Mindful items are prepared using techniques and ingredients that minimize fat, salt, and sugar while maximizing flavor and fiber with lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Prominently displayed menu identifiers and easily accessible nutrition information help students make informed choices and understand the impact their decisions can have on their health and wellbeing.

The Mindful program sets certain criteria for Sodexo-operated dining venues through a range of categories including Promotion and Onsite Product Promotion, Food Product and Menu, People and more. To earn the Gold certification, dining services must take steps to meet health and wellness standards. This includes staff training, student education efforts on social media and offering daily, healthy options. 

“We are proud to receive the Gold Standard in our Mindful program,” Leon Paredes, general manager of KWU’s dining services, said. “We are always trying to provide newer and healthier options for our students and clients.”

Sodexo operates Shriwise Dining Hall, The Den and catering services on Kansas Wesleyan’s campus. They serve KWU students, faculty, staff and the community.

About Sodexo USA
Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook and @SodexoUSA on Twitter.

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