Welcome to Nutrition Services

  • In the Lorain City Schools, we believe that students who are well fed are ready to learn. We provide FREE meals to all students K-12, regardless of economic status. Additional a la carte options are available for purchase at the high school. Meals are provided through Aramark. Be sure to check out our photo gallery to view their bike giveaway award winners!

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Frequently Asked Questions - Nutrition Services

  • Where can I find menus? Menus can be accessed at lorainschools.org/menus as well as through the district's Mobile App.

    What does a full meal include?? Breakfast menus offer a variety of entree, fruit and milk selections daily and when offered a choice students must take at least ½ cup fruit and 2 other items to make a meal. Lunch menus include entrée choices ranging from hot feature items, grill favorites, hearty salads, and sandwiches that provide meat/meat alternates and grains plus milk, fruits and vegetable sides. Many schools offer vegetable and fruit bars with a rainbow of produce like greens, carrots, fresh broccoli, zucchini sticks and seasonal fresh fruits.
    Of the 5 components offered, students MUST take at least 1/2 cup of fruit OR vegetable and a minimum of 2 other foods for a reimbursable meal when a choice is offered.

    Lunch prices in the Lorain City Schools:

    • Elementary (grades Pre K–6) = No Charge, FREE!
    • Middle school (grades 7–8) = No Charge, FREE!
    • High school (grades 9–12) = No Charge, FREE!
      • a la carte options are availble for purchase at the high school

    Is all the food served by ARAMARK peanut free? We understand and are sensitive to allergies that students have today. Unfortunately, we are not a peanut-free environment, but we take great precaution with students who have allergies. If your child has specific allergies, please contact our office at 440-233-2258.

    Is breakfast available for my child?
    Yes! Breakfast is available to ALL students at no charge, FREE!


    How can I find out what my balance is in my child’s account and his or her purchase history? The easiest way is to create an account with www.mypaymentsplus.com. Your child’s purchase history is available one day after the account has been created This site will even enable you set “low balance reminders” that will generate an email to you when your child’s account falls below your preset amount.

    My family qualified for free/reduced-priced meals last year. Do I need to do anything for this school year?  ( Only Grades 9 – 12) All others do not need to apply. Yes, every year a new application needs to be completed.  High School Students are grandfathered in from last year for the first 30 calendar days of the school year. To avoid disruption in your child’s status, a new application should be received in the food service office by September 30, 2015. You may also complete the application online at http://horizon.lorainschools.org/  

    Is there a website for the Food Service Department? Yes. You can visit www.lorainschools.org/menus. Find menus, meal prices, wellness program information, nutritional facts, and more.

    Who can I contact for questions about the Food Service Program or to request a tour of my District’s food service operation?
    Please contact Frank Horvatich/Food Service Director at 440-233-2258. Someone will be back in touch with you within 24 hours.

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