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Sodexo appoints new health & wellbeing manager to boost pupil performance

Independents by Sodexo has established itself at the forefront of the health and wellbeing agenda in school catering with the appointment of a dedicated Health & Wellbeing Manager.

Paul Quinn, who has a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition, brings a wealth of knowledge on the science behind food to Sodexo’s culinary team, which provides fresh food from scratch to more than 80 of the UK and Ireland's top independent schools.

The newly created role will see Quinn educating staff and pupils about the impact their food choices can have on their academic and sporting performance.

Quinn said, “Food plays such a key part in all of our lives, but is especially important for young people. I am very passionate about the impact nutrition has on health, and I am looking forward to engaging with our pupils to get them interested in the science behind their food.”

Quinn will also be working with the Independents by Sodexo culinary team to develop carefully crafted menus that will help power pupils’ academic and sporting performance.

Jeremy Alderton, Managing Director for Independents by Sodexo, said, “We have created this dedicated role because the health and wellbeing of pupils is at the heart of everything we do.

“It is clear that Paul shares our passion, and his background in nutrition will help us educate pupils into adopting a diet comprising of food which sharpens the mind and energises and rejuvenates the body.

“We look forward to working with schools and their pupils to create menus that nourish pupils and which, importantly, they are excited to eat.”