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27 February 2020

10 years for the FOOD program: healthier food habits at the power of 10

The FOOD program proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary of promoting healthier food habits during a special General meeting held in Athens.

Initiated in 2009 by Edenred, the European FOOD program (Fighting Obesity through Offer and Demand) is a public-private consortium aimed to provide answers to the growing problem of obesity. The program brings together public authorities, nutritionists, university researchers and Group subsidiaries to improve the nutritional quality of meals offered to employees during their lunch break.

The FOOD program in figures

  • 10 years of cooperation
  • 10 EU countries
  • 10 Edenred subsidiaries
  • 1 goal: to promote healthy eating during the working day

The FOOD program proudly celebrated its 10th anniversary in November 2019 during a special General meeting gathering in Athens, Greece over 30 representatives coming from 10 different EU countries.

The lively discussions also enabled to open up new perspectives for the program, as well as future developments to ensure its continuity. The focus was put on the online communications and on the Barometer's results dissemination to restaurants and employees in order to get more adherence to the program. This meeting was a great success thanks to the partners’ contribution and involvement.

Find out more

Results of the 8th FOOD barometer survey

The FOOD program website


Edenred is a leading digital platform for services and payments and the everyday companion for people at work, connecting more than 52 million users and 2 million partner merchants in 45 countries via close to 1 million corporate clients.

Edenred offers specific-purpose payment solutions for food (such as meal benefits), incentives (such as gift cards, employee engagement platforms), mobility (such as multi-energy, maintenance, toll, parking and commuter solutions) and corporate payments (such as virtual cards). 

True to the Group’s purpose, “Enrich connections. For good.”, these solutions enhance users’ well-being and purchasing power. They improve companies’ attractiveness and efficiency, and vitalize the employment market and the local economy. They also foster access to healthier food, more environmentally friendly products and softer mobility.

Edenred’s 10,000 employees are committed to making the world of work a connected ecosystem that is safer, more efficient and more responsible every day. 
In 2022, thanks to its global technology assets, the Group managed some €38 billion in business volume, primarily carried out via mobile applications, online platforms and cards.

Edenred is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and included in the following indices: CAC 40 ESG, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, Euronext 100, FTSE4Good and MSCI Europe.

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