Sodexo supports student engagement and improves the Quality of Life for the entire Schools community. By focusing on Quality of Life services, we reinforce the overall experience of a student’s educational journey. – Steve Dunmore, President Sodexo Education – Schools

Dear Students and Parents,

Sodexo supports student engagement and improves the Quality of Life for the entire Schools community. As part of our commitment to enhancing Quality of Life for the clients, students and communities we serve, we invite you to view the newly redesigned content on Lift-Off!’s Playground. Lift-Off!’s Playground provides easy to navigate online content for students and families around nutrition, fitness and overall healthy living. 

Look on the site for the Monthly Fresh Pick. The Sodexo Fresh Pick program is designed to further the nutrition education of students, parents and educators by focusing on the many positive benefits of eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Each month features an instructional recipe video starring Sodexo Ambassador and Student Chef, Chef Remmi, using the Fresh Pick nutritional item of the month. 

While you are visiting with Lift-Off!, don’t forget to check out our series of healthy cooking videos with Sodexo National Director of Wellness, Roxanne Moore, RDN. Throughout the videos, students talk about why each recipe is healthy. Many of the recipes were adapted from the Share Our Strength Cooking Matters program, the Gluten Intolerance Group or Sodexo and are designed to be kid-friendly.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please email us anytime with questions, comments or suggestions about how we can improve your students’ experience.



Steve Dunmore, President Sodexo Education – Schools

Hello Elyria Community!

Welcome to our website, dedicated to student well-being and keeping parents, teachers, students and the community informed! Feel free to email us with any questions. 

And the votes are in - Breakfast for lunch won with Salisbury Steak coming in a close second. We will be featuring both for lunch one day soon.

On Thursday, 11/17 we second annual culinary throwdown at EHS the Allies, Link Crew, Family and Consumer Science Club and the junior class all competed and did a fantastic job. The winner was the junior class with their chicken parmesan without the breading and cheese. They won $250 for their club. Each of the other clubs won $50 and the FCSC won an additional $50 for best presentation. Congratulations to all the teams!

5th Graders - start thinking about a recipe for the Future Chef competition. This years theme will be COMFORT FOOD. The recipe sheets will be coming in December but you can start trying out recipes now. 

On Dec. 8th we will be having a Fine Dining at Northwood Middle school for some of the 6th graders.

On Dec. 16th we will be having our 5th annual BIG E SUB at the high school.

Applications for free and reduced meals are available online. You can access the application thru this website if you go to Meal Assistance then click on application in the drop down menu.  These can be filled out anytime during the school year.

 Check out Lift-Offs Playground for printable downloads, recipes and information for parents and staff.

If you are looking for a way to earn some extra money while the students are in school, why not work for Food Service. We are always looking for more subs. Please go to the Elyria Schools Webpage and fill out an application.






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