Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Québec Sept. 1, 2021 – Sodexo Canada and Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur are offering fresh meals and age-specific nutrition education to more than 300 students as part of a multi-year agreement.

Students will enjoy a new food program, Powering Performance, developed for elementary and high school students. The educational program empowers students to learn more about food and nutrition to make better food choices, in line with their needs and activities. The contract starts Sept. 1.

"We are happy to continue to build our presence in Québec and partner with Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur. We share the same values and we both have the well-being of students at heart. Sodexo took the opportunity to launch Powering Performance, a new food offer dedicated to elementary and high school students,” said Martin Lapointe, Senior Vice President, Sodexo Canada Campus. “Ensuring that our young people have access to the best possible food is essential. A nutritious diet promotes good health and well-being, both during childhood and into adulthood. With this food offer, the students will also learn about food. We will share nutritious information to educate them on good eating habits. It is our way to empower students in taking good care of their health and future."

Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur opened its doors in 1953. It is a private high school with approximately 325 students, located in the Pointe-au-Chêne sector of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, on the hill overlooking the majestic Ottawa River.

At the Seminary, we have the firm conviction that each young person entrusted to us is a treasure and deserves the best education possible. This is why we work every day to make the SSC the best school in Quebec. To this end, we have chosen to innovate and renew our pedagogical approach, to promote professional development and continuing education, to adapt to the realities of young people, to provide quality customer service and to maintain our family values. It is in this context that we are embarking on a beautiful collaboration with Sodexo, the idea being to continue to offer our students warm and high-quality food services. - Christian Lavergne, General Manager, Séminaire du Sacré-Cœur.

As part of Powering Performance, students learn how different foods can sustain them physically and mentally, empowering them to make smart decisions today and in the future. The program has four pillars, which help students understand how different foods contribute to their health and wellness.

The first pillar, Focus, is designed to sharpen students’ focus and mental energy. The second pillar, Strength, features recipes and ingredients that are critical for muscle development and function. The third pillar, Sustain, uses food like berries that have dietary fiber, helping students maintain a steady level of energy throughout the day. The final pillar, Recover, provides balanced meals to rejuvenate students after hard exercise. The meals include carbohydrates to replenish energy, protein to repair muscles and antioxidants to reduce inflammation.

Imagine by Sodexo encompasses Sodexo Canada’s food and facility service offerings, curated by leading chefs and specialists. The brand focuses on enhancing the experience and engagement of students and faculty from K-12 to higher education.

 

About Sodexo

Sodexo delivers a wide range of customized solutions designed to optimize work and living environments. Sodexo has been providing food and facilities management services in Canada for over 40 years, with a focus on enhancing safety, work process and well-being. Sodexo is a market leader in Canada. Sodexo has been recognized as a top employer for the past seven consecutive years. Sodexo is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has raised over $3 million to fight hunger and donated more than one million meals to at-risk youth across Canada since 2007. Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, CAC 40 ESG, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

 

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