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Helping millions lead healthier lives

Empowering Americans to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyles choices.

A Culture of Health and Wellbeing

We empower millions to make healthier choices every day. Through healthy menu innovation, consumer engagement and education, community outreach and employee programs, we’re deeply committed to a creating a culture of health and wellbeing.

We’ve joined the American Heart Association in our Healthy For Life® initiative. Together, we've made significant progress across our operations and in the communities where we live and work: Aramark chefs, dietitians and menu developers have worked to reduce calories, saturated fat and sodium across menus served in workplaces, hospital cafes, and university dining halls. Just over one third of our main dishes are now either vegetarian or vegan. 

To help us achieve the goal of elevating the role of healthy ingredients in our menus, we launched a major plant-forward initiative. We conducted a comprehensive consumer insights study and engaged hundreds of Aramark chefs in culinary innovation workshops.

Our goal: develop recipes that contain fewer calories, saturated fat, and sodium, while layering in fresh, healthy, flavorful ingredients.

These plant-forward menu programs have increased fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (as well as beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, and other plant-based ingredients) on our menus while reducing red meat. Hundreds of new plant-based recipes – like falafel burgers and cauliflower tabbouleh snack cups — have been featured in our locations.

Our innovative move to more plant-forward menus is better for people’s health—and good for the planet. Our plant-forward menu options help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, minimize demand for water and land resources, and preserve natural habitats.

Feed Your Potential 365™

This consumer campaign engages millions of people in healthy food discovery at hundreds of food service locations and through digital and social media. The program includes nutrition information, lifestyle tips and healthy recipes from our dietitians and chefs.

Community Education

Aramark is committed to creating community engagement programs that help families change their relationship with food – inspiring them to make healthier food choices part of their everyday lives. Aramark chef and dietitian volunteers partner with community organizations to lead community nutrition and cooking experiences. We currently work with hundreds of local community organizations helping families get access to and prepare delicious, healthier food. Through our initiative with the American Heart Association, hundreds of organizations across the U.S. have accessed this extensive community health engagement and education curriculum.

Employee Wellbeing

We foster a culture of health and wellbeing for our employees. A robust suite of award-winning benefits programs, including health screenings, coaching and tools, and ongoing employee communications, has led us to be named as a Best Employer for Excellence in Health & Wellbeing by the Business Group on Health.

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