The NHP Foundation and Sodexo: An Invaluable Partnership

           The NHP Foundation and Sodexo: An Invaluable Partnership

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sodexo partners directly
with The NHP Foundation's resident services program, Operation Pathways. This
occurs via Pathways' Brighten Up Afterschool Program at each of NHPF's
Louisiana locations: Forest Park and Walnut Square, in New Orleans; and Copper
Ridge and Magnolia Trace, in Baton Rouge.

At these venues, Sodexo works directly with NHPF to make healthy snacking
accessible and fun for the students participating in the program. Through
regular exposure to fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and healthy grains,
students develop healthy snacking habits that will translate into smart
nutrition practices in their adult years. Sodexo donates and helps distribute
fruits and vegetables known to the students, as well as some they may not have
seen before, like the Satsuma, a seedless and easy-to-peel citrus fruit. This
partnership makes the trying of new foods interesting to the students and
rewarding for the adults imparting to the children healthy living skills.

NHPF Chief Executive Officer Richard Burns has said of Sodexo's collaboration
with us, "They have shown their generosity through volunteering with their
goods and with themselves—healthy, nutritious, fruits, vegetables, along with
their time and energy. This is all greatly appreciated."

We are confident our continued collaboration will flourish, in a partnership
bearing fruit beyond Louisiana. We look forward to seeing many new seeds of
healthy living sown into the families calling our properties home, in an
environment where activity and nutrition are commonplace. NHPF appreciates how
Sodexo exemplifies teamwork; as we have seen, collaboration between NHPF and
Sodexo has produced greater results than their individual efforts ever could
have.

The NHPF-Sodexo partnership began in the fall of 2009, when Sodexo started
providing healthy snacks for participants in New Orleans afterschool programs
in community centers on NHPF properties.

Operation Pathways, a division of The NHP Foundation,  implements a robust
resident services program, where NHPF residents and those in the surrounding
communities have access to a wide variety of educational, health, and
enrichment programming. The program is offered at community centers co-located
with the affordable multifamily rental housing that NHPF has preserved and
created. Operation Pathways' successful approach to delivering high-quality
programs is based on a philosophy of program delivery that creates measurable
results through powerful learning experiences delivered in-house, based on the
particular local needs of local communities.

About Sodexo:

Sodexo is the Global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, an
essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Our 428,000
employees serve 75 million consumers every day in 80 countries.

In the Gulf of Mexico, Sodexo is the market leader in offshore catering,
hospitality and grocery supplies, and the first offshore catering company to
have achieved an ISO 9001:2008 certified management system. Our 600 employees
serve 5,500 consumers daily on 53 offshore vessels, platforms and rigs,
improving offshore employees' morale, performance and engagement.

Contact: Thomas G. Vaccaro | tvaccaro@nhpfoundation.org | 202.789.5300

SOURCE NHP Foundation

Website: http://www.nhpfoundation.org
 
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