GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 26, 2021 – Sodexo, a leader in food service and facilities management, announced the launch of foodiE Café, a new integrated middle school dining experience. Comprised of trending flavor profiles, convenient meals, sustainable alternatives, and healthy options – served fast – foodiE Café is designed to enhance the lunch period and exceed the expectations of middle school students, administrators, and parents.

Sodexo has long recognized the importance of tailoring food and nutrition services to students’ ages and stages of development.

“Decades of work in public schools coupled with extensive research and student insights tells us that parents believe health and wellness should be the focus of a school lunch program,” explained Stephen Dunmore, CEO, Schools, Sodexo North America. “From its flavor, to its format, to its function, middle schoolers understand food more now than ever before. FoodiE Café helps middle schoolers explore global flavors, understand local products, and enjoy all of their favorites while embracing health and wellness.”

To successfully redesign the middle school dining experience, Sodexo’s foodiE Café was built on three pillars: enjoyment, engagement, and exploration. By serving nutritious food from innovative menus, students learn that healthful food can also be enjoyable. Using integrated technology – including pre-ordering via the SoHappy app, social media integration, and trending online resources students expect at their fingertips – school lunch with friends becomes more fun and engaging. FoodiE Café cultivates engagement and enthusiasm with age-appropriate integrated curriculum and forges vital connections with families and school communities.

Graphic: FoodIE Cafe by Sodexo logo

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