Sodexo is celebrating two wins at the 2020 Health & Vitality Honours. Wan Mak, head of nutrition and dietetics received the Special Achievement award for her contribution to the driving the public health agenda and Sodexo’s Five Foodie Days menu for primary schools won the Public Sector category.

The Health & Vitality Honours is the platform for businesses to showcase best practice and help create a greater transparency on the social issues of health and nutrition throughout the foodservice supply chain.

wan makWan Mak (pictured right with Dan Corlett, head of food platform) received the Special Achievement award for her dedication and unwavering commitment to driving all aspects of nutrition, health and wellbeing for Sodexo’s clients, consumers and employees.  

Wan is a registered dietitian with over 30 years’ experience, she works closely with various government and NGOs to support the public health agenda and advises Sodexo’s leadership team and senior management on topical issues around nutrition and allergens including UK and EU adopted regulations.

Sodexo’s government schools’ team were also recognised, receiving the Public Sector honour for its Five Foodie Days menu for primary schools. Specifically designed using research among pupils in key stage 2-4 across the UK and the latest market insights, the Five Foodie Days menu offers a modern, fresh approach to school food. 

Launched in October 2018 the offer was designed with each day following a different theme: planet earth, street food, world food, originals and Friday favourites. Informed by research outcomes, dishes on the new menu reflect high street trends and food favourites which link to the five foodie themes.

Sean Haley, regional chairman, Sodexo UK & Ireland commented:

What a great way to start 2020, these awards really demonstrate our commitment to ensuring our services have a positive impact on the communities we serve. I am thrilled that Wan’s hard work and dedication has been recognised, she is an important member of our team and provides us with valuable support in all areas of health and wellbeing.

"I am equally proud of our government schools’ team who have worked hard to create an offer which truly inspires school children to adopt a healthy attitude to ensuring they have a balanced diet, they have done this with Five Foodie Days which is part of our Food & Co offer for schools. Congratulations to all involved."

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