Sodexo recently joined major supermarkets, food-on-the-go chains and manufacturers at a summit in central London to commit to increasing the amount of vegetables in their meals. The Peas Please initiative, organised by The Food Foundation, focuses on securing commitments from industry and government to improve the availability, acceptability, affordability, and quality of the vegetable offer in shops, schools, fast food restaurants and beyond, and in turn stimulate increased vegetable consumption among the UK public.
Sodexo is responsible for over 1m meals per day that are served in work restaurants, schools, hospitals and the armed forces. The caterer has committed to, among other pledges, increasing the volume of vegetables procured by 10% by 2020, refining recipes to be more vegetable-focused, and supporting the promotion of vegetable-focused menus across its sites.
David Mulcahy, food development and innovation director for Sodexo, said: “The Peas Please pledge is an opportunity for organisations like Sodexo to help consumers increase their vegetable consumption. Through our corporate responsibility commitments, we are committed to offering 100% of our consumers healthy lifestyle choices every day.”