Global foodservice and facilities management company Sodexo has expanded its modern school food brand Food & Co. by adding Five Foodie Days to UK state primary schools.
Developed specifically for school children, Five Foodie Days is now available across 66 primary schools.
Sodexo conducted research on school children across the UK to identify their eating habits and designed the new menu to reflect the outcomes.
Sodexo schools managing director Matt Garner said: “We wanted to do things differently. Feedback from head teachers, parents and pupils highlighted the need for us to be more innovative and look to provide more cosmopolitan meal choices at an affordable price whilst continuing to meet the government school food standards.
“We’ve co-produced Food & Co by Sodexo with pupils to ensure it meets the needs and expectations of today’s generation.
“The look and feel of our brand, and more importantly the dishes featured on our Five Foodie Days menu, have been truly pupil-led and have turned traditional school dinners on their head.”
Five Foodie Days will feature a different theme for each day such as Earth, street food, world food, originals and Friday favourites. The company will serve the food in a box twice per week.
Sodexo has also launched its ‘Agents for Change’ initiative to ensure pupil engagement.
As part of the initiative, pupils aged between five and six years will be selected to be representatives of their peer groups and advocates for the new menu.
The foodservice company currently works with nearly 200 schools in the UK.