K-12 School Nutrition Programs

We Believe Every Child Deserves a Great Meal

K-12 by Elior brings together a team of experts in child nutrition to serve students in more than 2,000 schools across a network of over 500 school district and charter school clients. The company has over 50 years of experience serving school menu items and National School Lunch Program needs to drive student participation and support administrator goals.

As a partner to schools across the country, we believe that every child deserves a great meal... to nourish their bodies, fuel their minds and balance the flavors they want along with the nutrition and variety they need. Our passion is to end the hunger issues that keep students from performing their best at school. By providing a wide variety of options for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and after-school programs, we help fuel a child’s ability to be well and do well.

At K-12 by Elior, we serve schools and their students in the way we know best – by following an authentic recipe. We offer a flexible model that can work in any school environment, a respect for ingredients that result in USDA compliant meals that are authentic, nutritious, and tasty, and a commitment to service that goes beyond the plate and into the school, community and learning environment.

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Health & Wellness

We personalize each program to deliver exactly what the administration, faculty and students want, the way they want it. We engage students in learning how to BeWell®. Our tasting program ensures student voices are heard. Administrators receive full transparency of the metrics that matter most. We honor our commitments and strive to help schools have the impact they expect... and improve each day. We are small enough to care, and large enough to make a difference.

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Our Clients Can Expect

  • A culinary management partner who works with you to achieve the maximum student/staff engagement
  • A program that aligns with the goals and culture of your school and local community
  • Quality, fresh, made-from-scratch meals that are naturally healthier
  • Sustainability practices to reduce, reuse and recycle, as well as purchase local ingredients whenever possible
  • A collaborative partnership that supports initiatives to attract and engage students
  • Nutrition and wellness programs
  • Ongoing staff training, development and retention initiatives
  • Multimedia marketing support to create an engaging and inviting culinary experience
  • A chef-centric and food-focused company that will work seamlessly with your leadership teams to provide an innovative culinary program
  • Expertise in NSLP standards and meal requirements
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Programs and Services


  • USDA compliant menus developed by our team of Chefs and Registered Dietitians 
  • Food and nutrition education programs
  • Farm to School programs and grants


  • Prepacked/Vended Meals 
  • Freshly prepared meals made with whole ingredients 
  • USDA compliant recipes created by Registered Dietitians
  • Smart Snack and a la carte program implementation
  • Food and nutrition education programs

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Preferred Mealtime Multi-Packs: Smart Student Meal Solutions for Distance Learning

Whether serving students in rural, urban or suburban communities, public, charter or private schools participating in the USDA NSLBP, we are committed to bringing children back to the table to experience fresh ingredients, try new foods and fuel their minds and bodies for the day.  Because at Elior we believe that students’ minds should be focused on learning not worrying about their next meal.  If you’re ready to bring better dining to your school, we invite you to take a closer look at Elior North America… And see for yourself what we’re made of.