A typical school lunch of meat, vegetables, rice, milk and fruit.

The New York City Department of Education offers free breakfast and lunch to all NYC public school students. 

What’s on the Menu Today?

Our monthly menus offer a variety of healthy, great-tasting, and creative food choices. We make sure that K-12 students get a variety of smart choices such as:

  • Whole grain cereals and breads
  • A variety of vegetables
  • Assorted fruits
  • Fresh salads
  • Low-fat and fat-free milk

Our goal is to always provide nutrient-rich options that students of all ages and backgrounds will love. Our meals maintain high nutrition standards which meet and many times exceed USDA standards for school meals. We do not use food additives such as artificial colors or flavors, non-nutritious sweeteners, or preservatives. Additionally, we restrict high fructose corn syrup when we can. Our menus and water services are created to make sure that students get the nutrients they need to think clearly and concentrate on learning.

Seeing students succeed in school is what drives our passion to serve high-quality meals every day. Contact us with question or concern about school food. Please visit the School Food website for more information.

Download the SchoolFood App

View menus, submit reviews and even use the "FastPass" to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS.

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