Northbrook/Glenview School District 30's Sodexo Food Services Manager, Willie Newsome at Maple, Wescott and Willowbrook Schools!

Food Services

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Food Services department at District 30  is dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy eating and making wise choices for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at District 30 schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students

Free and Reduced Meals

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained at the links below and returned (completed) to the District 30 office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Future Chef Competition Set for March 15, 2017

District 30's Sodexo Food Services Manager, Willie Newsome is preparing for the annual Sodexo Future Chef Elementary School Culinary Competition, which has a new concept this year!

The competition, which is open to fourth and fifth grade students, was designed to help educate and encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits.  As a result, the theme for the 2016-2017 competition, was for students to submit recipes for their favorite comfort food. Judging will be based on originality, kid-friendly, ease of preparation, healthy attributes, plate presentation and taste.

In September, students received information about the Future Chef's event, with a recipe card.  Those who are competing filled out the recipe card and returned it to their teacher. Teachers then submitted all recipes to Mr. Newsome on December 16.  He is now in the process of evaluating and narrowing down the number of finalists based on the participation of the students and the recipes submitted.

Finalists will be invited to a Culinary Competition "Cook-Off" at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Maple School's multipurpose room. All finalists will receive framed plaque, recipe book of all finalists' recipes, chef coat, apron and hat!

The winning District 30 recipe will be entered into a national competition. More details to follow. For more information, contact Mr. Newsome at 847-400-8900 or

Online lunch balance payment and student purchase histories
This year, parents will need to create a new payment account for our new system.  The steps to create the account are in the following document


Lunch Menus

Watch for Sodexo's monthly "Fresh Pick" by accessing videos of student chefs preparing healthy recipes. This month's "Fresh Pick" is apples, and features Chef Remmi preparing an Apple and Carrot Saute.  Click here to view

Food Services Documents


PTO Special Lunch Days

The Special Lunch program is offered through the Willowbrook PTO one day each month during the school year. The Sodexo hot lunch program does not serve hot lunch on Special Lunch days. Your participation in Special Lunch is optional, but if you have not ordered a Special Lunch in advance, your child is responsible to bring a lunch. Please discuss with your child, the amount and type of food being ordered to ensure that he/she will be happy with the selection. You may choose not to order a particular category of Special Lunch (e.g., if your child does not eat hot dogs you may order the remaining categories).

Ice Cream days are every Wednesday except on Special Lunch days.