Chartwells hails the "Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act" as a positive step toward providing students with nutritious, healthy food

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - On the heels of Premier McGuinty's
announcement banning trans fat in schools, and Minister Wynne's introduction
of the "Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act," Chartwells Education Dining, a
division of Compass Group Canada, has thrown its full support behind the
    As the leading contract dining foodservice provider for the education
market, Chartwells serves approximately one million students across the
country. "We are pleased to offer our enthusiastic support to the government's
new legislation. We wholly subscribe to the focus on the delivery of
nutritious options and healthy foods for the students in our schools," said
Ross Munro, president, Chartwells.
    Chartwells and Compass Group Canada have been proactively involved in
developing nutrition-based programs that offer healthy, balanced choices for
the past several years, including participation on the Eat Smart advisory
committee. "We are very pleased to be in step with the Government of Ontario
as it once again takes a leadership role with the launch of its new Healthy
Food for Healthy Schools Act, by way of this initiative, which encourages
students to make healthier choices when they eat.
    "We also appreciate that there will be a certain amount of flexibility in
developing the program, and that the government will include us in their
application of this new legislation," said Munro.
    "We look forward to working together with the advisory committee to help
create policies, guidelines and regulations governing nutritional standards
for all food and beverages provided on board property, on school premises or
in connection with a school-related activity."

    Compass Group Canada is the leading contract food and support services
company in Canada with 22,000 associates working throughout the country and
annualized managed revenues of $1.3 billion. Its parent company, UK-based
Compass Group PLC was named the 12th largest private sector employer in the
world by Fortune magazine in 2006. It has worldwide revenues of $19.5 billion
and employs 400,000 associates throughout the world.
    Compass Group Canada was recently named 2007 Foodservice and Hospitality
Company of the Year, and also designated a 2008 GTA Top 50 Employer.

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For further information:

For further information: Cindy Harris, Director of Communications,
Compass Group Canada, (905) 568-4636 x 432

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