Best Concepts: Future Foodies helps elementary schoolers connect with what's on their plate.

Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) nutrition education program named winner of the 2023 FM Best Concepts Award in the Best Wellness Concept category.

Southwest Foodservice Excellence, the national foodservice management company specializing school nutrition, has long provided wholesome meals for K-12 students. Now, their Future Foodies program is helping elementary schoolers forge a deeper connection with their food—and make healthier choices.

For its innovative and comprehensive approach to promoting nutrition and culinary education, Future Foodies has been named the winner of the 2023 FM Best Concept Award in the Best Wellness Concept category.

Our goal is to empower and excite students in making strong choices when it comes to their nutrition,” says Chef Monty Staggs, CEO of SFE. “We’re offering an immersive learning approach where students can learn about the nutritional benefits and develop a passion for incorporating healthy produce into their diet regularly.”