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 Greater Albany Community!

Welcome to our new website, dedicated to student well-being and keeping parents, teachers, students and the community informed! Feel free to email us with any questions, and check back soon for more news.


* Join Us March 7th - 11th while we celebrate National School Lunch Week by offering FREE breakfast to ALL G.A.P.S. students!


Future Chef

January 28th at Memorial Middle School we had eight of our nine finalist show up to battle it out in a cook off for the Grand Prize and title of Future Chef. Volunteers and Finalists had an amazing time.

Finalists and their Creations:

*Mia Rowe with Mia's Frooty Suprise

*Danika Kihlstadius with Yummy Fuirt Smoothies

*Madison Wright with PB and J Bites

*Jackson Hoberg with Sausage Emogis!

*Aliyah Foote with Kid Wraps

*Alexa Kisling with Say Cheese

*Susannah Hutley with Susannah's Superb Parfait

*Nora Brandon with Samami, Cheese, and Pepper Boats

(Please note recipes spelled as student wrote them on their entry)  

Huge THANK YOU to our judges, Mayor Sharon Konopa, GAPS Assistant Superintendent Tonja Everest, GAPS Student Services Administrator Heather Huzefka, Megan McDonald, R.D. for Samaritan  Health Hospital, Corvallis and LBCC Culinary Instructor Sami Hopson. 

See who won Grand Prize and in our other 5 categroies in this Award Ceremony Power Point by Clicking Here

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Reminder to Parents! 

This year Reduced Breakfast & Lunch are offered FREE of Charge!

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