Focus on kids’ eating habits intensifies

Focus on kids’ eating habits intensifies

By the end of the year, small indoor gardens featuring herbs, tomatoes and other produce will be taking root in Sodexo school accounts nationwide.

The Gaithersburg, Md.-based company, which manages food-service in more than 470 school districts, previously has tended such gardens. But the effort is ramping up at a time when childhood obesity—and the restaurant industry’s perceived role in contributing to it—comes under increasing scrutiny by lawmakers and activists.

In February,

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