Let Us Design Your Dynamic School Dining Program With Our Customized Recipe for Success

We elevate student excitement with nutrition, menu excellence and great dining environments.


With over sixty years of school nutrition experience, we deliver an enjoyable, healthy dining environment for your students. We do all this within your district’s budget and operations needs by providing:

  • Nutritious and innovative menus 

  • A student-focused approach that drives increased satisfaction and participation

  • Fiscally responsible programs with a focus on operations excellence

  • Enhanced community and employee well-being


When you partner with us, your school’s dining program will support your district’s educational mission, satisfy your students and encourage community wellness. We bring innovation in:

  • Lunch and breakfast programs

  • Nutrition and wellness education

  • Catering and adult dining

Research and Insights

Research and Insights

We conduct extensive consumer research to ensure we deliver to you a student-focused program.

A Student–Focused Approach

Our in-depth, proprietary Student ViewPOINT™ survey system delivers critical feedback for continual innovation in our K-12 food and nutrition programs. With more than 50,000 responses gathered annually online and on-site from clients, students and parents, we stay in touch with student dining needs, attitudes and behaviors.

The results of these ViewPOINT™ surveys drive customized solutions that provide ongoing improvement and valuable impact for the districts we serve. The surveys help identify what items are popular, what students value and expect, and what changes are needed. From these insights we are able to create more than 250 new recipes every year.

By conducting surveys before we begin operations, and then again every 12 months, we can regularly refine and enhance your program to raise satisfaction. 

Getting to Know our Customers

Because we are committed to designing a school dining experience that not only meets nutritional requirements but also promotes satisfaction, we listen closely to you, your students and their parents.

By conducting surveys and hosting focus groups with principals, administration, faculty and students, we can better evaluate program performance, menu enhancements, nutritional concerns, promotions and location-specific needs.

Additionally, we lead nutrition and health advisory committees with students, parents, principals and administration members. These groups meet regularly with our food service director to discuss:

  • Program feedback on menu preferences, dining environments and wellness promotions
  • Nutritional concerns
  • New ideas and potential enhancements for current programs

Student Feedback

We know that valuable feedback and great ideas are obtained simply through interaction with your students on the serving line. The cafeteria manager and staff for each school engage with students on a daily basis to get input, respond to comments and follow up as needed. Our food service directors regularly visit school cafeterias and participate in classroom activities to discuss school meals and sound nutrition. Visits with principals are routinely scheduled to share valuable information and insights so that we can best adapt dining programs to each school’s specific needs.

To make sure our services meet your satisfaction we go straight to our customer—your students and district community.

Taste-Tested and Approved

We hold taste-testing and sampling events for students, faculty and parents to determine and introduce new menu items. This helps us understand what works best for your district, while providing a “first-hand experience” with your food service program to encourage parent and community support.

Locally sourced food

Locally sourced food

We create meals with local ingredients by cultivating partnerships with innovative companies.

We understand the centrality of food in our daily lives. We seek to foster new connections from farm to school to support menus that emphasize fresh and locally grown foods. Through these partnerships, we procure foods that are raised, grown and locally harvested in a sustainable manner whenever possible. We then prepare them in a way that respects and maintains quality, freshness and pureness.

Education and Outreach

Offering menus with locally grown food gives students an opportunity to appreciate the origin of the foods they eat and promotes a better understanding of the value of sound nutrition. 

Nutrition-focused meals

Nutrition-focused meals

We create menus that reflect our focus on improving student and district health and well-being.

Diverse, Vibrant Menus

Delivering nutritious meals with a variety of exciting flavors and choices keeps students excited about their school dining programs. We offer a wider selection of menu options compared to our competitors by offering:

  • A variety of fruits and vegetables each day of the week
  • Increased entree choices, geared to student age level and district operational capabilities

Customized Meal Solutions

Our ability to customize programs that not only exceed your students’ and community’s expectations but also meet your district’s financial needs set us apart from our competition. Together we will design a program that’s the right fit for your district by:

  • Considering your labor, equipment and facilities requirements to determine efficient, effective menu and operational models
  • Drawing on extensive culinary and nutrition expertise, district and student feedback, and the latest research and newest trends to establish a superior food and nutrition program
  • Focusing on consistent menu and product quality, and nutritional integrity, to create menus that can be customized for local needs

Healthy Choices

Providing nutritious menus for your students is the foundation of their overall good health. We take this responsibility seriously by:

  • Creating recipes that focus on “right-size” portions and socially responsible food selections
  • Reducing added sugars by limiting the use of added sugars in cooking, featuring reduced-sugar cereals and serving only fruits in light syrup or natural juice
  • Proactively reducing sodium levels by using only frozen or fresh vegetables, eliminating salt in recipes and relying on salt-free seasonings to naturally enhance flavor
  • Reducing or eliminating fats in recipes

Addressing Student Needs

We want to ensure every student has the opportunity to enjoy a tasty and nutritious meal. We understand and accommodate the varying needs of your students.

Wellness education

Wellness education

Our Healthy for Life™ health and wellness platform can positively impact your district.

Healthy for Life™ Educational Resources

Providing nutritious meals is just one component of our approach to promoting student health and wellbeing. With our Healthy for Life™, platform we encourage students to make healthy decisions with student–targeted materials such as:

  • Pamphlets to give middle and high school students important information on health-related issues
  • Posters with eye-catching, age-relevant graphics to convey the latest nutritional messaging 
  • Health Finder Nutrition Signage and Menu Icons to empower middle and high school students to make positive food choices

Student Tools

Building healthy eating habits requires giving people the resources they need to succeed which is why we offer a number of learning tools for your district. Interactive opportunities to instill valuable lessons about good nutrition are available through:

  • Targeted Marketing Programs such as Nutrition Month
  • Health and Wellness events hosted by Aramark's dietitians
  • Social Media and technology to deliver relevant nutrition news, facts and insights through the web and social media sites