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Northwestern Dining Ranked #12 for Universities with the Healthiest and Freshest Foods
May 18, 2015

Northwestern Dining was listed as #12 in the top 25 Universities with the Healthiest and Freshest Foods according to the website See the full article here.

Sodexo Earns Top Rank in RobecoSAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2015"
May 12, 2015

Sodexo has been ranked, for the eighth consecutive year, as the best-performing company for Economic, Social and Environmental performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM ‘Sustainability Yearbook 2015’ as Industry Leader and Gold Class. RobecoSAM 2015 Yearbook

Northwestern Dining Is Featured In The Latest Edition Of Catering Magazine!
February 05, 2015

Read about how Northwestern is at the forefront of a high-quality, healthy, and cutting edge culinary movement in academic institutions.  Catering Director

July 14, 2015

Northwestern University has pledged to increase it's "Real Food" by year 2020. Tribune Article

August 06, 2015

Northwestern Dining's Campus Dietitian, Karen Sechowski, RD, LDN, was featured on Sodexo USA Careers blog. Read about how she has found the "the best job in the world" here at Northwestern.

Sodexo recognized at 2014 Clinton global initiative annual meeting
April 17, 2015

Check out the blog entry here .

The Humane Society President Regarding Sodexo’s Animal Welfare Commitment
March 05, 2015

Check out the blog entry here .

Sodexo Announces Enhanced Commitments To Animal Welfare Including Cage-Free Eggs
February 27, 2015

Sodexo is announcing a set of new and broad commitments to improve the humane treatment of animals in our U.S. supply chain. The article can be found here .

Sodexo Is One Of The World's Largest Companies, But It's Planning To Use Small Businesses In A Big Way.
February 05, 2015

Sodexo will partner with over 150 organizations in 40 countries to help identify its local partners. Over the next three years, the company will purchase goods from small and medium-sized firms, putting the products into schools, businesses, government offices and sports buildings that it distributes to.

Northwestern Dining In Foodservice Director Magazine
February 05, 2015

We are proud to help change the face of campus dining. Check out the recent article in Foodservice Director magazine.  Foodservice Director Article

Sodexo Supports LIFT-Chicago
February 20, 2015

Sodexo/Northwestern Dining was proud to have donated the catering to LIFT-Chicago at their recent LIFT LOCAL 2014 event.  And we congratulate Alberto Ortega, Director of Community Relations at Sodexo USA, for being appointed to the LIFT-Chicago Regional Advisory Board.  Watch the inspiring LIFT LOCAL 2014 YouTube video:

A Healthier Future Starts Today
September 14, 2014

Campus Dietitian, Justin Heaton, shares his thoughts about healthy dining in a Sodexo Insites blog post.

Have A Look At The Buzzfeed Article
February 05, 2015

Have a look at 10 College Dining Hall Dishes that make you want transfer schools here.

Northwestern Dining Recognized As One Of The 14 Best Dining Halls In America
February 05, 2015

Thrilllist has ranked Northwestern Dining as one of the 14 best college dining halls in America.

Northwestern Dining Recognized As One Of The 15 Best Dining Halls On College Campuses By Busniess Insider
February 05, 2015

Northwestern dining has been recognized as one of the 15 best dining halls by Business Insider by reducing waste, increasing the purchases of local produce, our wonderful on-campus dietitian and our famous hot cookie bar!

Animal Welfare Commitment
3 days ago

XOXO to Sodexo – For Taking a Stand for Millions of Hens

Today, with Sodexo, we are announcing that the giant food service company has committed, over the next five years, to switch all 20 million pounds of its liquid eggs to cage-free. The company manages dining operations at thousands of colleges, universities, hospitals, and corporate dining centers across the country. Due to its enormous size, this will remove 750,000 hens from battery cages per year and put them into cage-free settings. This announcement comes after prior announcements from the company to switch to cage-free for its 39 million shell eggs – which provides a better living for an additional 150,000 birds. 

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RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2016
February 25, 2016

Sodexo has elevated its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning awards in all three of the categories in RobecoSAM's annual "Sustainability Yearbook 2016" as the Industry Leader, Industry Mover, Gold Class distinction. For the ninth consecutive year, Sodexo has been ranked as the best-performing company for economic, social and environmental performance in the Restaurant & Leisure Facilities sector.

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