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,

Welcome! As we begin a new school year Sodexo stands ready to provide students with a healthy and delicious food program to help them develop and achieve their overall well-being. 

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 Francis Howell Community!

With October gone and November here we have had some exciting things happen here with the food service. October saw the start of our new program in all middle schools called Fast Takes. This is a program similar to the high school simply to go program where the students can get a fully prepared meal that qualifies under the USDA guidelines without having to wait in the serving line. The benefit of this is to speed up the serving line during lunch so that students have more time to eat.  During the month of November we are starting another new program, we are adding breakfast carts. These will bring breakfast options to students who may not have time to get to the cafeteria before class begins. We started off with Francis Howell North on Friday November 14th, we are starting Francis Howell Central Tuesday November 18th, and we are planning on Francis Howell High Wednesday November 19th. Lastly we are losing a team member who has been with Sodexo and FHSD for the last years, he is the lead at Hollenbeck middle school. So now we have the task of filling a key lead position with the food service in the district. If anyone is interested in the position you must have cooking experience and supervisory experience is a plus, to get information contact Karin Mann at 636-851-6194.

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