Sodexo to add more nutritious options to vending and K-12 lunch programs

The foodservice company is the first major foodservice company, besides restaurant chains, to pledge to serve more nutritious food, according to Sam Kass, a White House chef and executive director of "Let's Move."

WASHINGTON, D.C.—One of the nation's largest food service companies is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative.

Sodexo says it will add more nutritious options to its vending and K-12 lunchroom programs. It will also offer a healthier children's meal at museums, aquariums and other recreational venues it serves. The company also wants to distribute millions more free breakfasts in the elementary and secondary schools where it serves such meals.

Some of the changes could be in place as soon as next year.

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