Is Sodexo's Food Bad For You?

Approved by Dr. Becky Maes

Short answer

Sodexo is not healthy. They are a mass produced food service company with great marketing. The food may sound healthy, but it is heavily processed and high in carbohydrates, fat, and chemicals.

Long answer

Sodexo, considered a world leader in quality of life services, is headquartered in the Paris suburbs and currently represented in over 80 different countries.  As one of the largest companies in the world, its 420,000 employees represent 130 different nationalities.  Formerly called Sodexho Alliance, the company is comprised of two separate divisions: food services and facilities management. Its revenues exceeded 15 billion euros for the first 9 months of 2015. Its US headquarters are located in Gaithersburg, MD.

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Send a clear message to the elected government of New Brunswick that there is no room for PRIVATIZATION in the delivery of public services; there is no room for PROFIT in the delivery of public services.


CUPE SCFP 1252 English

Sodexo Receives an F Rating on its Quality of Food

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor • March 29, 2017

Sodexo’s nutrition was reviewed by ‘Is it bad for’ and received an F rating. Sodexo provides food to over 500 school districts and 850 universities over 80 different countries, including the University of New Haven. They are considered a world leader in life services, with a headquarters in the suburbs of Paris.

Sodexo received a letter rating of an F, with a review broken down into the short answer, long answer, side effects, ingredients, and alternatives. The short answer served as a thesis-statement type diagnosis, providing the basis for the remainder of the article.

‘Is it bad for you?’ is an organization dedicated to helping people worldwide live healthier lifestyles, with a mission statement of “create awareness, give you the truth.” Their goal is to empower and educate people to live healthier lifestyles through “trustworthy and easy-to-digest information.” They have a team of medical experts, and a Board of Certified medical doctors and nutritionists who review every article.

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Privatization in Health Care

2015-07-21 CUPE 1252 Privatization in Health Care brief (PDF - 200KB)

Pay More, Get Less


In an effort to reduce costs and balance the budget, the provincial government has announced that it will contract out the management of environmental and food services in New Brunswick hospitals to one of three companies:  Sodexo, Aramark or Compass Group.  This brief is presented to the Minister of Health on behalf of the 10,900 hospital support workers in clerical, institutional and patient services as represented by CUPE 1252 to present the evidence that these three companies only spell trouble for New Brunswickers.  A review of numerous studies and media reports point to the same conclusion:  privatizing environmental and food services will only mean dirty filthy hospitals, a rise in hospital-acquired infections and poor quality food which will endanger the health and well-being of patients.  As for cost savings, those are questionable.  The “Big Three” companies, which dominate institutional services worldwide, are not known to really reduce costs for the taxpayers.  They merely shift those costs from hours of work to profits.  In some cases, they generate rising costs, in their attempt to reduce costs, competition and secure their profit margins.   Their contracts require extensive monitoring to ensure compliance, otherwise, they will deliberately evade their contractual responsibilities and any resemblance of transparency.  In addition, the government will likely incur legal fees when the eventual lawsuits take place following complaints when the health of patients is affected.

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