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Sodexo’s nutrition was reviewed by ‘Is it bad for you.com’ and received an F rating. Sodexo provides food to over 500 school districts and 850 universities over 80 different countries, including the University of New Haven. They are considered a world leader in life services, with a headquarters in the suburbs of Paris.

Sodexo received a letter rating of an F, with a review broken down into the short answer, long answer, side effects, ingredients, and alternatives. The short answer served as a thesis-statement type diagnosis, providing the basis for the remainder of the article.

‘Is it bad for you?’ is an organization dedicated to helping people worldwide live healthier lifestyles, with a mission statement of “create awareness, give you the truth.” Their goal is to empower and educate people to live healthier lifestyles through “trustworthy and easy-to-digest information.” They have a team of medical experts, and a Board of Certified medical doctors and nutritionists who review every article.

The author of the Sodexo review was DeeAnne Oldham, a professional researcher, writer, and editor. According to ‘Is it bad for you?’ she “believes that being informed is the key to a healthy lifestyle for all families” and “has a passion for clean, healthy, and organic eating.” Dr. Becky Maes, a certified nutritionist on the certified board, approved the Sodexo review. She is also an author and motivational speaker.

Sodexo represents their company as one that strives to make students’ lunches more nutritious through a variety of methods including revamping recipes, and adjusting marketing. However, ‘Is it bad for you?” argues that these revamped recipes are really just food from the previous day in a different sauce. While Sodexo boasts reducing childhood obesity ‘Is it bad for you?’ asserts that they are simply putting up a façade, hiding their over-processed, nutritionally inept options.

“Sodexo is not healthy. They are a mass produced food service company with great marketing. The food may sound healthy, but it is heavily processed and high in carbohydrates, fat, and chemicals,” wrote ‘Is it bad for you?’ in their review of Sodexo.

The review also cites the 2013 controversy regarding the recall of all Sodexo sourced frozen beef products in the UK within their long answer. The products were recalled due to the discovery of horse DNA in a sample of the beef. They continued to explain that it is increasingly difficult to find a cohesive ingredient list, due to the fact that Sodexo services so many different organizations across the globe.

While opinions on campus range on the basis of enjoying the food served, it is commonly accepted that Sodexo does not always provide the healthiest options. The review done by ‘Is it bad for you?’ confirmed the beliefs of many University students.

“If you want to live a healthy lifestyle there are not a lot of options. In FoD there are typically only two options in the vegetarian menu,” said sophomore Nicole Manall when asked if she perceived Sodexo to be a healthy company.

Even students who may enjoy the food typically hold the belief that it is not the best in regards to nutrition, as is the case with sophomore Danny Courtemanche.

“I don’t mind it as much as other students seem to, but I do I feel like a lot of the foods they make are processed. I’m not picky with foods but I know it’s not the healthiest thing I should be eating,” he said.

‘Is it bad for you?’ also created lists of symptoms, both short and long term, as well as ingredients to look for as potentially unhealthy. ‘Stomach discomfort’ stood alone as the only short-term symptom listed, however the long-term symptom list was much more detailed. Symptoms included obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and other unknown side effects due to the use of various chemicals. Fat, high sodium, and unknown processing chemicals were all listed as ingredients to be on the lookout for when eating Sodezo products.

They encourage parents and students to opt for home-made, packaged lunches, but that option is rarely a possibility in a university setting. The review of Sodexo leaves many college students wondering what their alternatives are; in a campus-wide community filled with nothing but Sodexo food, options are limited.

See the University and Sodexo’s response to the report here.

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73 Responses to “Sodexo Receives an F Rating on its Quality of Food”

  1. Katherine Duffy on March 31st, 2017 3:57 pm

    My son goes to salve Regina college in Newport for 52000 a year- this awful!

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    Josh Reply:

    What people don’t realize is Sodexo is subcontracted. Universities and businesses hire them to serve food. It is the universities and businesses that decide what the budget is that Sodexo will use for their food purchases. The less money they are given the more they have to stretch a dollar. The company I work for uses Sodexo for breakfast lunch and dinner in the food has always been phenomenal. And I believe it’s because the business I work for has a much better budget. We have a lot less people then a college campus. They have to serve anywhere from 40 to 100 people a day. Any real Financial questions should be brought up with your college. Talk to them about increasing their food budget. When you cook for 5,000 people the food quality is going to go down and that’s common sense. And don’t forget the cooks that make the food may be causing problems themselves if they’re not well trained.

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    George DeLisle Reply:

    You can still make good food on a budget!

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    Sean Reply:

    Sounds like Josh works for Sodexo. I work in a public school and they have a long term food services contract with us. The quality is poor and the prices are high. Regardless of budget, Sodexo delivers a poor service.

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    John Reply:

    Josh you are correct. At the state university that I go to, the food is up-charged and awful, however at the company I intern with the food is phenomenal and half the cost.

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  2. Chef jack on March 31st, 2017 7:40 pm

    52000 a year is for education!!!

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    Josha Reply:

    Yeah you’re right. 52000 a year is awful!!

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    Amanda Reply:

    No, we are forced to get meal plans. Year 1 unlimited plan, year 2 at least 2 meals a day you have to buy. My daughter got so sick off the food during year 1, I had to buy her more food so she could eat. Now, I still pay for a meal plan, and buy her groceries. The food should not make the kids sick for the price we have to pay.

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    Rick Reply:

    So this company takes food from previous days and just adds a different sauce, it’s ridiculous also these college students like my niece pay money the first two years to eat this shit!! I will be calling the fda

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    Elle Reply:

    Exactly… That’s how I felt. I wrote! No reply.

    Olivia Reply:

    You can get a quality education for a much lower price.

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    Elle Reply:

    We are not speaking of education costs here. So in all fairness, lets stay on the subject. We sign up and send our children to college and find out afterwards that the food program serves up sh*t OK? Thats a problem!

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  3. Scott on March 31st, 2017 7:51 pm

    This is the food that Walt Disney World serves to its cast members. Not surprised at all, most of it tasted kinda nasty.

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    James Haile Reply:

    The one at pride rock at DAK was usually pretty good

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  4. Katie H on March 31st, 2017 7:55 pm

    I got food poisoning from Sodexo more than once. They service all of the cast member cafeterias at The Disneyland Resort, so if your location didn’t offer you a place to store a sack lunch, Sodexo was your only choice. I have seen workers take raw chicken, cook it on the grill, then place it back onto the same pan without washing it. Multiple Cast Members have gotten sick from their food. It is horrible.

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    Della Reply:

    The chicken is only grilled long enough to get grill marks and then baked to 165°F internal temperaturee in an oven.

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    Holly Reply:

    And please tell me what is wrong with that? That is a better way to keep it moist. If you cook the shit out of it on the grill they people like you will turn around and complain that it is dry!! Figure your shit out before you post!

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  5. Samantha on March 31st, 2017 8:22 pm

    This is there first year at the school I attend and they are awful. They quot themselves on a healthy life style but the only thing they serve us is cabers. Some of the kids on my campus have food allegorists and they have nothing for them. They say that they will get food from them they never do it, it is horrible.

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  6. Susan Wilson on March 31st, 2017 9:15 pm

    All of the food I have had from Sodexo is very good. I must admit it has been at the Hospital. Unfortunately, the CLIENT aka University is the one that gives the BUDGET and you can only do so much with the money you are given. If you look deeper I am sure this is the reason. Talk to the University about giving them a bigger budget and I am sure they can provide your children with the food you and they want! There are many “nationalities” and dietary needs at a school so that spreads it even thinner. You have to look at the overall picture and basically it goes back to the University NOT the food service company in a lot of cases. I own a catering business and everything I make is from scratch using the best and freshest ingredients. No MSG and never a fried main menu. You get what you pay for. Again, talk with the University.

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    frank Reply:

    if you cant provide decent meals for the budget, dont take the job.
    i assume SODEXO bids on the service, or responds to a bid. meaning, they knew what they were getting into.
    would you, as a caterer, take a job with a budget that you could not work with?

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    Heather Reply:

    Well, can’t argue with this statement! Well said..

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    Margaret Reply:

    We pay $36. a day (mandatory), and all my daughter can eat is the soup. It’s not the “budget”, that is the issue.
    It’s a huge waste of money for parents, and a huge money maker for Sodexo. What a racket!

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    Bill Reply:

    What’s the colleges override?

    Chuck Reply:

    are you serious ! you think the University gives Sodexo a budget for the food, have you lost your fing mind. Sodexo is a for profit company to make money not to be put on a budget. they suck as a restaurant and MJ should be ashamed to be part of it or even lend his name to this company.

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  7. Wesley King on March 31st, 2017 11:17 pm

    I have eaten Sodexo for 5 years now.. 3 at Valley Forge Military Academy and another 2 at Norwich University. I would rather eat food in a military dining facility than eat Sodexo. Their prices are ludicrous, their quality sucks. I have spent hundreds of dollars just because I would rather go out to eat than eat Sodexo.

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    Emily Reply:

    Well i hate to break it to you but in the marine corps almost all “military dining facilities” chow halls are run by Sodexo, and I think they do a pretty good job.

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    frank Reply:

    when you are surrounded by people who kill for a living, food quality improves.

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    Annomyous Reply:

    Was going to say the same!

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    Teresa Miller Reply:

    I am not going into the food aspect of your comment but as far as how much you pay. I hate to brake it to you but it is not Sodexo that is to blame, it is their employer.

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    Pamela Massey Reply:

    Wesley, please stop by the chownhallmatbNorwich University and telmemabout your dislikes. I am a new Sous Chef and can help with your concerns
    Pamela Massey 5:30 am till 2:00pm

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  8. Nancy on April 1st, 2017 12:44 am

    Yup, they service our hospital….when the guy cooking eggs in the morning had his sweat from his forehead dripping on the eggs , I stopped going to the cafeteria.

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  9. Sebastian on April 1st, 2017 1:15 am

    I hate the food so much! It is just disgusting! Over spring break it was closed. I ate normal food. My stomache got normal again. First day re-opened. I don’t wanna go into details. But it was not nice.

    Not is the quality simply terrible. They over- or undercook the food every time.

    Chicken looks like pork. The more fleshy parts which is perfectly normal for pork. But not for chicken!

    Everything just sucks really hard! My meal plan which is completely overpriced lets me eat once a day. Still I manage to gain weight…

    Sometimes I wondered if it is just me. That’s for the prove!

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  10. Rosie on April 1st, 2017 1:16 am

    Could you please provide the source from which you found this rating?

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    Scoob Reply:

    Source: eat at fucking Sodexo facilities.

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  11. Annon on April 1st, 2017 3:42 am

    First off “vegetarian ” isn’t a “healthy option” it’s a personal choice (which has been proven to be less healthy btw ” )… someones sweat dropping on your food from their forehead is just poor management from that particular location. Not sodexo as a whole. As far as processed foods, pa- lease. Most Americans fridges/pantries are FULL of processed crap foods from kroger/Wal-Mart. As far as allergies and what not, our location will most defiantly cater to our needs if we’re informed. They’ll make a plate just for you. Personally, I eat their food on the daily, never once upset my stomach or had any issues even close to food poisoning. As far as bad taste , that just means you have crappy cooks. And bad supervision. Don’t bash them all cause of a few bad seeds.

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    frank Reply:

    where i work, the food is served buffet style, in steamer trays.
    unlike every other restaurant i have ever ate at, or worked at, the food in the trays is discarded, if it sits too long.
    where i work, nothing is ever discarded, ever.
    we are a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week company. multiple shift start times. they serve 24 hours a day.
    i have watched SODEXO stab, beat ,chop and hack at lasagna, to get a piece out of the tray, that sat so long it was a rock.
    that is not poor management at that location, bad cooks ,bad supervision or a few bad seeds.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    When has vegetarian food ever been “proven” less healthy? and even if it was would you really slaughter millions of animals so you could have a slightly “more healthy” diet? Please have some empathy.

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    Olivia Reply:

    Vegetarian is in no way less healthy than eating meat raised and manufactured in the world today. The o my way your statement would be true is if a vegetarian decifes to eat nothing but processed foods and excludes a variety of fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, etc. from their diet. I’m a vegetarian as well as a college student who goes to a university that relies heavily on Sodexo. In no way do they offer nutritional opinions for a vegetarian or even a typical person. Also my school is extremely diverse with students from all over the world, many of whom have diet restrictions due to religion. Sodexo is well informed of this and continues to do little to nothing to address students needs.

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  12. Richard Jenkins on April 1st, 2017 7:27 am

    I used to work for Sodexo for 12 years as a manager and I have to say food quality depends on the location and the contract type as well as management. For instance, when the contract is a fee based agreement where the meal program is subsidized by the institution than you will see higher quality foods because the institution is prepared to input capital into high quality food. If the contract is a for profit model than Sodexo’s goal is to spend less and try to make a profit. My experience was as the former type contract and we were offering no trans fats, sushi, vegan and vegetarian options as well as gluten free options. We even had a nut free zone for people with allergies. We had a catering team that ran the scale from simple snack and coffee breaks up to five star events. We received A+ ratings from out client as well as nutritionists. Also important, we were able to produce this high quality with a very dedicated team and had almost zero staff turnover and paid really great wages. Even our dishwasher was making over $12/hr in 2003 which is unheard of in most places. We were able to do this because the Client truly partnered with Sodexo and wanted the dining team to be as an extension of their own faculty and service team. In most universities, the for profit model is in place. The staff are paid minimum wage and the meal plans are budgeted so low so that the dining team needs to order processed and mass produced foods. Its essentially the same food that you see in fast food restaurants. Why is the food cheap? Its subsidized by the government and mass produced by huge corporations. Its genetically modified mass produced American food. It will have more carbs, more sugars and more fat to compliment less nutrition. IN other words, its not all Sodexo’s fault. They are capable of providing top notch dining services, but the budget, contract and quality of staff is what determines the outcome. You get what you pay for. The cost of the college meal plans is not just determined by Sodexo, butt by the university. It’s expensive and you don’t get a great amount for what you pay just like you don’t get an Ivy League education at a State University.

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    Nancy Reply:

    I totally agree with what you are saying!!

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  13. Richard Jenkins on April 1st, 2017 7:29 am

    One other comment. A good piece of journalism would have had some comments from Sodexo explaining their perspective and response to the survey results. This reads more like a hit piece.

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    frank Reply:

    “Sodexo has not yet responded to a request for comment.”

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  14. KL on April 1st, 2017 9:11 am

    The issues that arise are do to carelessness of sanitization, hygiene, correct food cooking/storing procedures, etc. Not all Sodexo food services are “F” food quality.. I work in a Sodexo company and not once have we had any issues. We cater many events and have not disappointed. Let alone disappointed the students. Maybe they just need new management and/or employees.

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  15. Dawn on April 1st, 2017 10:09 am

    This is why even though a meal plan is mandatory at my daughter’s college, she cooks most of her meals in her dorm! I have eaten the food in the school cafeteria and complained to the cafeteria manager afterwards.

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  16. Tony on April 1st, 2017 4:52 pm

    Not a surprise .My dad was an executive chef @University of New Haven for a number of years.And because of politics my dad was let go.I had students at my job that went there and said it all went down hill once my dad was let go.

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  17. Lainie on April 1st, 2017 7:17 pm

    I have paid for mandatory meal plans for both my kids at their university. Sodexo food is so awful that one became extremely and had to fly him home to have a major GI workup done. The other cooks on a hotplate in the dorm and I pay for more food

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  18. Erika Laws on April 1st, 2017 7:37 pm

    I attend a university where sodexo provides food service and I along with all of my peers agree that the food is neither good nor good/healthy for us. One of the main reasons I cannot wait to live off campus is to be able to live a healthier life style and eat enjoyable food. Currently the meat half the time is drowned in fat, the everything is covered in grease, and the salad bar is the only consistent thing which can get too repetitive and boring.

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  19. E Myers on April 1st, 2017 9:09 pm

    Fortunately I live off campus and can buy my own groceries. When I lived on campus it was REQUIRED that you choose points (similar to cash but the prices of the actual products were extremely inflated) or “all you can choose” the classed up version of all you can eat. There was an ongoing joke that the food was actually made with laxatives because if they didn’t you’d be stopped up. I distinctly remember there was a time when the only food I could eat they were offering was white rice, and another where the “thai chicken sandwich” tasted like cat food. I gagged as soon as I bit into it. I dont remember the price but I sure as hell know that all I could eat was the prepackaged food that had little to nothing to do with sodexo.
    Not to mention I once got worms. They tried to blame it on my involvement with animals, and I believed them for a time. It was until I talked to someone and they asked “you’ve worked with the same animals since you were twelve (at the time I was 21) how is it that you never got worms before?” I called sodexo again and they said there was no way to trace the source now. So glad to be away from sodexo.

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  20. John doe on April 1st, 2017 9:33 pm

    I will like to say that i work for SODEXO AT FOXWOODS and they treat us like complete crap here. Im a superviser an i get paid like a dishwasher in other accounts . Witch is completly messed up because they have favorties . We dont get breaks and if we want one we have to clock out toneat. They only hire people that cant speak english and us as people that can cant even train them because they dont understand us. My point is dont ever work for sodexo at foxwoods there al full of it.

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    Elle Reply:

    Where is Foxwoods?

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  21. Imma Critic on April 2nd, 2017 5:12 am

    The Sodexo at Fort Valley State University I’d awful and the food selection daily is bad and you’re stuck with a meal plan if you live in campus even at many times it’s NOT even worth it taking a long walk there to find out nothing that you want to eat at all.

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  22. Pamela Massey on April 2nd, 2017 6:04 am

    As a Sous Chef for Sodexo I pride myself in providing food for our students in quality and quantity. Recently we had a student survey and I am proud to say that since becoming Sous chef the score has gone from a 69 (very poor) to a 89 ( above the national average). I intend to continue this service and will try to increase good choices for all diets.

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  23. Liz Haynes on April 2nd, 2017 9:05 am

    It sounds to me as though the quality varies dramatically from place to place. At our college the food is locally sourced and there is a blackboard that lists the name and location of each food source on a weekly basis. We have a separate allergy free section for those with Celiac and others with food allergies. A separate chef cooks those meals and asks the students what they’d like weekly. I wouldn’t say Sodexo’s food is excellent but it’s not bad and certainly not as bad as this article states. At least not at Centre College.

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  24. Richard Jenkins on April 2nd, 2017 10:43 am

    Quality will vary at different locations. Staff talent will also differ. Yes, Sodexo is a for profit company, but contracts vary based on the location. Most university, hospital and concessions accounts Sodexo is in a for profit contract where they have incentive to keep costs down to ensure profit. In many corporate accounts or in private schools the dining is a subsidy account where the client subsidizes the costs so quality will be greatly improved. Consider this… a meal plan at a university may offer 3 meals per day and Sodexo is given the equivalent of $10/day to offer 3 meals. What can you purchase at restaurants 3x per day for $10?

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  25. Kayla on April 2nd, 2017 11:43 am

    I attend Bethune cookman university and most days the food be ok and some days it be absolutely horrible. Me and my roommates always have to use the bathroom as soon as we are done eating….23,000 a year for schooling and the food is horrible. Hell can we get better food and better choices?

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  26. Frank on April 2nd, 2017 11:51 am

    My granddaughter goes to Newman University in Aston Pennsylvania the food in this university is terrible for the amount of money we pay a year my granddaughter has to buy food and keep it in her room she she has gotten sick to her stomach and severe headaches after eating cafeteria food I feel that they should have proper nutritional meals I have choices

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  27. KK on April 2nd, 2017 3:28 pm

    I had Sodexo as a provider in both high school and college…if there was a rating below an F I would certainly award them with it without blinking an eye. Expensive, 100% frozen, 0% healthy. Never left the cafeteria without a stomach ache.

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  28. Steven on April 2nd, 2017 4:40 pm

    I work for sodexo in charlotte nc at the main hoapital….i must be brutally honest the food is crap and they use food from previous days to make meals….employees don’t wash hands sanitation is terrible….we had a health score of 88….thats bad for a hospital….Doctors, visitors and even patients don’t want food and complain everyday…..patients food is late come to there rooms everyday…someone needs to do something about this company it’s CRAP!!!!!!!!!

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  29. Nancy Rogers on April 2nd, 2017 5:30 pm

    I live at a continuing care retirement community with Sodexo as our food provider. I have found these comments extremely interesting as I am on the Dining Services Committee. As a whole, I think the food is o.k., but not really special. Some of the residents really don’t like the food, but most are tolerant at the very least. Lots of complaints about sodium content as many older folks have high blood pressure issues. Our dining manager and chef insist that they don’t add any salt, but lots of food is just loaded with sodium anyway. It is a problem for sure. I wish that they would serve more meat entrees just broiled, baked or fried without so much sauce or coating or stuffing. Not happening.

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  30. Roxane Cary on April 2nd, 2017 5:31 pm

    I currently have lunch duty. When a student owes lunch money they are not allowed to get the food they want. They are forced to eat a cheese sandwich. The kicker is the child is then required to pay full price for the cheese sandwich they were forced to select. Many of the students owe money so they sit and starve because they don’t want to pay the full price for a cheese sandwich. If families are having to pay for it, why are the forced to get a cheese sandwich while other students get to pick what they want?

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  31. Carrillo on April 2nd, 2017 10:37 pm

    Our Sodexo is wonderful! Great food. Great service. Great prices. And there are a lot of people who would agree. It’s ridiculous to generalize all dining by Sodexo into one category.

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  32. Tom Neyhart on April 3rd, 2017 7:17 am

    My biggest complaint as an individual working with student organizations on the college campuses, is the refusal to allow student groups to bring in off campus food for their events. Even if food is voluntarily donated to our student groups as a money saving device, we can’t use it. We have to purchase from Sodexo even if it is sub-quality.

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    DOUCHBAG Reply:

    What happens when you get food poisoning off the food you bring in? Who is to blame, the food service. I am a student worker for food service at Albany and I think they work really hard to make everything good. It’s never what you can get at home but its really good. I live off campus and eat most of my meals on – who has time to shop and then have to cook – once in a while maybe – everyday – no way

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  33. Paige O on April 3rd, 2017 1:53 pm

    MY alternative at Champlain College was moving off campus after my first year. No way my body could have sustained that food for any longer than it did.

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  34. SDO on April 3rd, 2017 6:14 pm

    i GO TO SCHOOL AT U-ALBANY AND I THINK THE FOOD IS GOOD. THEY ARE ALWAYS SERVING SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN THE QUADS, INDIAN IS AWESOME WITH THE TALL SKINNY MANAGER HE IS REALLY NICE. tHEY HAVE GREAT STIRFRY AND WE ALL LOVE THE BREAKFAST ALL DAY. STATE QUAD HAS THE BEST PIZZA ON CAMPUS AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GET FOOD IF YOU HAVE AN ALERGY. MY ROOMATE IS A JEW AND HE EATS KOSHER AND WE HAVE THAT TOO. NEXT YEAR THERE WILL BE A WHOLE NEW RETIAL SPACE THAT LOOKS REALLY COOL. I EAT WHAT I WANT BUT ALWAYS KNOW THAT I CAN EAT SOMETHING HEALTHY “IF I CHOOSE” – OR SOMETHING FRIED “IF I CHOOSE”. THERE IS SOMETHING TO EAT EVERY DAY. OF COURSE WE GET SICK OF EATING THERE EVERY DAY BUT I THINK ITS PRETTY GOOD

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  35. Charlotte on April 3rd, 2017 8:52 pm

    My nephew is incarcerated and this is the company is carve of their food. Now I don’t believe he should be eating steaks and shrimp but should his food be marked with by the words “for consumption by zoo animals only”. That is what these guys eat. They also can’t have chicken and pork because it might offend someone. Smh

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  36. Anonymous on April 5th, 2017 4:41 pm

    Sodexo is terrible! The food is very salty and fatty. Aside from salad, the only other vegetarian option they have usually ends up being pasta, and half the time they put bacon in the sauce. Going from eating Sodexo to eating good food at home on breaks I notice a huge difference in my stomach. Their food makes me physically sick. I am forced to have a meal plan and either eat the crappy food that I pay too much for, or pay even more to go out and buy food that won’t bother my stomach. I have eaten at two Sodexo locations and they are both equally awful. I’m not saying that other locations might be better, but in my experience, I have nothing good to say about the food. I am looking forward to living off campus and being able to eat healthier.

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  37. John Tutein on April 5th, 2017 8:26 pm

    Our Boy Scout camp contracts with Sodexo to operate our food service. They serve three well-balanced meals a day. There is always fresh fruit available. All meals include a selection of hot and cold choices. Lunch and dinner feature a good salad bar, plus the hot main course. Our Sodexo cooks follow rigid sanitation procedures. The quality and amount of food are much better with Sodexo than when we ran our own food service.

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  38. Amber on April 6th, 2017 2:26 pm

    I go to a private university now after having attended public school my whole life. I’m not sure if the university serves Sodexo, but I kind of doubt it because I know what Sodexo food looks like and it makes me physically ill. I haven’t had that problem since coming to the university.
    That said, it WAS in my high school and even the salads (which I often chose) were not that good. I asked for chicken it once and it was processed. Often after lunch I would feel sick to my stomach for at least twenty minutes.
    I think I’m going to research what the university is doing in terms of food. It’s better than what I got in high school, but I’m at a small school, so I’m not sure.

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  39. Tina H on April 7th, 2017 12:27 am

    My daughter goes to a high priced university in SoCal. They advertised delicious and healthy food – there is one cafeteria and the stuff served is crap. Processed or frozen. How is it that a salad bar in SoCal has mostly frozen ingredients? And it gets even worse over winter term and spring break. We are having to pay through the nose for the meal plan, and she’s going to Trader Joe’s to get salads and fresh fruit and vegetables. Both Sodexo and Chapman University should be ashamed. If you insist on providing substandard quality food, do not make it mandatory.

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  40. Al Meezy on April 18th, 2017 12:15 pm

    The source of the review doesn’t even come close to being credible. “isitbadforyou.com” lists fake doctors as their “medical experts”. How do I know this? Because they’re using stock photography sources as their doctor photos (here’s their page: https://www.isitbadforyou.com/mission#team). It’s fine that you don’t like Sodexo, but please don’t insult the intelligence of others by providing faulty sources who mislead people into believing they’re providing actual reviews from actual credible medical professionals.

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    Ron Reply:

    This has nothing to do with fake medical professionals. This has to do with Sodexo’s food, which if you’ve ever tasted I’m sure you could agree with that rating. You don’t need a medical degree to be able to tell when something isn’t edible.

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